Oct. 11, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has been working around the clock for months to lower water levels in the water conservation areas and create capacity for sending additional Lake Okeechobee water south, all in an effort to alleviate South Florida's high water emergency caused by record May rainfall and other recent storms.
As those efforts continue, SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik gave an update about the latest water conditions and ongoing efforts to the SFWMD Governing Board at its monthly meeting. The update can be seen by clicking HERE or visiting the District's website dedicated to the emergency situation at www.sfwmd.gov/managinghighwater.
Rainfall was 2.03 inches below average in September, Mitnik reported, but for the wet season overall, rainfall was almost 3 inches above average.
SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik provides an update to the Governing Board at its Oct. 11 public meeting on current water conditions and actions to move water in South Florida.