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In 2018, Central Florida was ranked first in the nation for job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, Forbes magazine ranked the metro Orlando region No. 1 to invest in a home with an estimated 84,000 building permits issued in Orange County valued at $2.3 billion. Orange County also earned the highest AAA credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, recognizing its fiscal reliability and continued quality-of-life enhancements.
The NFIP is a Federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding.
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a program implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reward communities such as Orange County which undertake flood plain activities beyond the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Orange County began participation in the CRS in 1991 and currently has earned enough CRS points to be awarded a class 5 rating. This class 5 means that the citizens of Orange County who have flood insurance are receiving a 25% discount on their premium.
The Orange County Stormwater Management Division has prepared important information for lakes within unincorporated Orange County. These Lake Fact Sheets includes information on:
Lake Fact Sheets are available in combined PDF files alphabetically. Please click on a file below to find data on a specific lake.
A - Lake Names
D to F- Lake Names
M to O - Lake Names
Sa to Se - Lake Names
B – Lake Names
G to I - Lake Names
P to Q - Lake Names
Sh to Sw - Lake Names
C- Lake Names
J to L Lake Names
R – Lake Names
T to Z - Lake Names
Currently there are over 150 lakes being monitored. Historical stage level data for lakes can be obtained from the Water Atlas.
The Rainfall Program has been operated and maintained by the Stormwater Management Division since its inception in 1986. The network of gauges collects rainfall data at fourteen locations within nine of Orange County's twelve major drainage basins. Monthly and annual reports summarizing the collected data are available below:
2015 Annual Rainfall Reports
Monthly Rainfall Report
The Stormwater Management Division maintains a library containing various reports related to the hydrology and hydraulics of Orange County. Reports available include those for the master plans and capital improvement projects. The library is organized by the twelve major drainage basins within the County.
The library is located at the Stormwater Management office on the first floor of the Public Works facility. Available to download is a Library Book List. For further details please contact the Stormwater Management Division at
Stormwater Management Division
Orange County Public Works Department
4200 S John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL. 32839
Phone: (407) 836-7919