LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Low water levels on Lake Dora have forced the city of Tavares to close its new seaplane ramp.
The lake is down three feet since the seaplane base opened in 2010.
On Wednesday, workers installed a 7,000-pound steel plate to lengthen the ramp.
"The water levels are not high enough to float the planes, where their front wheels are hooking in the drop off and could cause extreme damage to the planes," said Bill Neron, city of Tavares.
The work is costing taxpayers $16,000, WFTV learned.