District to hold public meeting and site visits for model peer review for Wekiva Basin MFLs

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MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public meeting and field site tour, kicking off the Wekiva Basin Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) surface water model peer review.

WHAT: Public meeting and driving tour of key sites to discuss Wekiva Basin MFLs surface water models.
WHEN: Sept. 26, 2018, Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Cir., Apopka, FL 32712

This kick-off meeting and driving tour is an opportunity to initiate the peer review for the Wekiva Basin surface water models, review key field sites with peer reviewers and take stakeholder comment.

Four priority water bodies within the Wekiva River Basin are scheduled for adoption by the end of 2019, including the Wekiva River at State Road 46, the Little Wekiva River, Rock Springs, and Wekiwa Springs.

Two surface water models were developed to support the reevaluation and determination of MFLs for water bodies within the Wekiva basin.

MFLs define the limits at which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of an area. Establishing MFLs is a requirement of the state Legislature and is required by the state Comprehensive Plan, the water resources implementation rule and a 1996 governor’s executive order for priority water bodies.

For meeting agenda and field tour itinerary, please contact Andrew Sutherland at asutherl@sjrwmd.com.