The Bellalago community is located in Osceola County, along the western shore of Lake Tohopekaliga south of Kissimmee. Bellalago was named Best Master-Planned Community by the Florida Homebuilder’s Association (FHBA) and the Metro Orlando HBA in 2004. Bellalago residences have docks on an inland lake with a direct boat-lift connection to Lake Tohopekaliga and the Kissimmee River lakes and waterways.
GEC was the Geotechnical Engineer for design and permitting of the development. GEC’s services included hydrogeologic analysis of irrigation withdrawals from the lake to evaluate groundwater/wetland impacts. The MODFLOW-based groundwater modeling performed by GEC did not indicate any significant impact to wetlands and the permit issued by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) allows withdrawals from the lake for grass/landscape irrigation.