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Updated: 07/11/2018 09:44:03AM

Lake Gwyn: long dead lake being brought back to life

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY ART WADE/ BOCC
In this photo from the Lakes Education Action Drive website, it's possible to see the canal that killed Lake Gwyn. Experts are bringing the other half of the lake back to life in the coming years.

WRITTEN BY CHARLES A BAKER III

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WINTER HAVEN - Around a hundred years ago, some Winter Haven area folks dug a canal allowing storm water to flow into the Peace River and out into the Gulf of Mexico. It exists now as the Wahneta Farms Drainage Canal. Modern experts are just now repairing its impact on the environment.

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