Residents of Lake County got a rare opportunity to tour the Wolf Branch Preserve in Mount Dora on Sunday.
The 154-acre property, normally closed to the public, was purchased by the Lake County Water Authority for preservation and is, according to the LCWA, one of Lake County's most sensitive hydrological areas.
The preserve features and active sinkhole as well as a seasonal waterfall created as Wolf Branch Creek carries water from wetlands east of Loch Leven, three miles away.
The sinkhole is an important part of the system that recharges the aquifer, which is a source
of public drinking water.