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Status of Central Florida lakes post-Hurricane Irma

List of information released by cities on the status of their lakes

CENTRAL FLORIDA – Central Floridians can look forward to an additional method in trying to avoid this near-record September heat, as multiple area lakes have begun to reopen following the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Below is the information that has been released on the status of lakes in the area on a city-by-city basis.

Winter Park
- The city's official Facebook page reports that their lakes have reopened as of 1 p.m. Monday.

Maitland
-The city's official Facebook page reports that their lakes have reopened as of 1 p.m. Monday.

Orlando
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Ocalert.net released an update Tuesday afternoon lifting the advisory for all lakes in Orange county. They do note that "recreational users should still proceed with caution around lakes and rivers as there are still areas with high water, storm debris and potentially submerged structures." 

St. Cloud
-The city's press release on Sept. 19 includes, "The walkway around the city’s boat basin at the lakefront has been closed for safety reasons. It will remain closed until the water recedes."
- St. Cloud Parks and Recreation's Facebook page released that the city's Lakefront Splash Pad reopened on Sept. 22.

Oviedo
-The city's website reports the closure of the Center Lake Park Paddle Boats and the Round Lake Park Boardwalk.

Kissimmee
-City of Kissimmee officials reported that within the city limits "the Kissimmee Lakefront boat ramp in Lake Tohopekaliga is open."