Florida is a state of tropical climate, with exuberant nature, paradisiacal beaches, pleasant temperatures all year round and, of course, many lakes and rivers. We have already published an article on this blog about the famous Butler Chain of Lakes. Pleasant climate, tropical landscape, beautiful lakes and beaches are just some of the characteristics that attract Americans, tourists and investors from all over the world to the so-called “Sunshine Estate”. Lakes are among Central Florida’s most valuable natural resources. But Florida doesn’t just have natural lakes! Especially in urban areas there are a lot of lakes, weirs and canals created by man, including inside the condominiums of homes in Orlando. Because?
Why artificial lakes are so important in Florida
As a result of an intense tropical climate, the state of Florida receives a greater amount of rainfall during the year. As Florida does not have an abundance of forests and a large part is urbanized, all this rainwater finds it difficult to be absorbed and return to the ground.
In this way, the lakes and channels are created within a plan to serve as reservoirs and also flood control. Especially in urban areas, lakes, weirs and artificial canals play a fundamental role in preventing the negative impact that all rainwater could cause.
Most condominiums create these artificial lakes for the primary purpose of flood and flood control. The second objective is an aesthetic value added to the condominium. Who wouldn’t want a house with a lake view? There is also a third role that these artificial lakes play, which is to remove pollutants that settle at the bottom of the reservoirs and are, in a second moment, naturally absorbed by biological phenomena.
Mainly in urban and developing areas, where the surface becomes increasingly impermeable, due to roads, sidewalks, patios, etc. the construction of reservoirs is essential, where the water must be drained, avoiding floods and any harmful impact that accompanies it.
Many people who visit Florida may think that the lakes were created and remain there only to compose the landscaping of cities and condominiums. In fact, there is a complex operation on the part of city and government authorities to keep the entire system functioning.
Lakefront homes in Florida
As we already mentioned, Florida is rich in natural and artificial lakes. Most home condos offer options facing the lake or overlooking the lake. Some of the most luxurious condominiums in central Florida are in the midst of large, famous lake chains, such as the Butler Chain of Lakes, which houses the charming and exclusive Isleworth , where several celebrities and public figures own mansions.
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