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  • Lake Ida

  • Lake Osborne

  • Pine Lake

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Freshwater eco-treasures

Shallow freshwater wetland sloughs once extended 30 miles up and down the western side Atlantic Coastal Ridge (in the vicinity of present day I-95) in Palm Beach County.  Over time, these wetlands and floodplains were dredged, filled, and channelized to accommodate development.  What remains is known as the Chain of Lakes - Lake Mangonia, Clear Lake, Pine Lake, Lake Clarke, Lake Osborne, Lake Eden, and Lake Ida. Connected through various canals these lakes store and move stormwater, serve as water supply reservoirs, create recreational opportunities, and provide habitat to wading birds and other wildlife. 

ERM has conducted many shoreline enhancement projects in those Chain of Lakes with public access - Pine Lake, Lake Osborne, and Lake Ida - increasing water quality and wetland habitat. 

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 Pine Lake

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Size
34.8 acres (smallest)

Location
East of Palm Beach International Airport

Depth
7.6 feet mean, 17.1 feet maximum

Accessibility (boat ramp, parking)
Stubb Canal Park
2140 Oglethorpe Road, West Palm Beach

Information
Location Map

Restoration
Phosphorus Reduction

 Lake Osborne

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Size
378 acres (largest)

Location
Between Lake Worth and Lantana Roads

Depth
6.8 feet mean, 27 feet maximum

Accessibility (boat ramp, parking, fishing pier)
John Prince Park
2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth

Information
History of Lake Osborne
History of John Prince Park
Lake Osborne Shoreline (1916)
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Restoration
Pond Apple Slough
Custard Apple Slough
Square Lake
Airport Shoreline
Dredging 

 Lake Ida

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Size
121 acres

Location
South end of Lake Eden to Lake Ida Road

Depth
8.2 feet mean, 19.8 maximum

Accessibility (boat ramp, parking, fishing pier)
Lake Ida Park
1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach

Information
Location Map

Restoration
West Shoreline