MOUNT DORA, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - Central Florida is filled with many natural wonders. Everything from oceans and rivers to caves and even a couple of prairies. However, did you know there are some waterfalls hidden in our mostly flat geography. FOX35's Tom Johnson introduces us to a hidden gem just east of Mount Dora.
Lake County Water Authority owns the preserve where a little waterfall no more than 4 or 5 feet tall sits. "Don't expect Niagara Falls, because this is not," Kate Burgos of the Lake County Water Authority described. "But it is our little waterfall and unique for Lake County.
However Burgos warns that the waterfall doesn't remain there consistently. "Here is the thing about this beautiful little spot; you may come back in a month and that gorgeous little waterfall and the reflecting pool and creek below it will be gone, completely dry," Burgos explained.
The waterfall only exists when Lake County gets a bunch of rainfall in a short amount of time as Burgos describes the sight as "rare". Geologists think the water drops deep into the earth from the waterfall to the creek and into a sinkhole system that has been around for a long time.
Not many know about this sight because it is so well hidden, but when the fall is here the water authority tries to open it for the public. Unfortunately Wolf Branch Sink will likely not be open again before it runs dry, but if or when more rain falls in the area, the water authority will left the gate again.
You can keep track on their website: Lake County Water Authority