Lake Panasoffkee Environmental Conditions

The restoration of Lake Panasoffkee improved its water quality, navigation and fisheries habitat.

Public Notice – Lake Panasoffkee Boat Trail Project

Vegetation was treated along the western shoreline of the lake during June 2014 to create a boat trail and improve access. Click here to view a map of the boat trail. For additional information, contact Brian Nelson at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4537.

Upon completion of Lake Panasoffkee’s restoration in fall 2008, the lake level was allowed to fluctuate naturally to ensure its health. The naturally fluctuating water levels contribute to healthy eelgrass coverage and fish populations in the lake.

The District monitors the environmental conditions of Lake Panasoffkee and tracks the results of the restoration project. The following bi-weekly updates provide current information about Lake Panasoffkee and the operation of the Wysong-Coogler water conservation structure.

Public Meeting

The District hosted a public information meeting for approximately 125 residents on Oct. 24, 2013 at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Center. The meeting included a presentation of how the system works (including Lake Pan, Withlacoochee River and the Tsala Apopka Chain), and then shifted to an open house with experts available at topic-specific tables to listen to residents’ concerns, answer questions and get public feedback. The meeting was coordinated in cooperation with the Florida Freshwater Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS). The presentation, posters and handouts used during the meeting are provided below.

Lake Panasoffkee Bi-Weekly Reports