Public meeting Aug. 12 to discuss peer reviewer selection for Sylvan Lake MFLs

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PALATKA, Fla., July 31, 2020 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public teleconference on Aug. 12 to discuss the recommended selection of a peer reviewer for the Sylvan Lake minimum flows and levels (MFLs) report. Located in Seminole County, the lake is within the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) area.

The district is currently completing a reevaluation of its adopted MFLs for Sylvan Lake to ensure its continued protection. The current plan is to submit a Notice of Proposed Rule (NPR) for the lake by the end of 2020.

The teleconference will focus on the recommended selection of the peer reviewer for the Sylvan Lake MFLs report. The peer review will include review of the environmental criteria, recommended minimum levels and assessment for Sylvan Lake.

WHAT:         Sylvan Lake MFLs peer reviewer selection teleconference

WHEN:        4 p.m., Aug. 12, 2020

WHERE:      By webinar: using this link, or by phone:  386-256-1151, conference code 391 020 838 #

Establishing MFLs is an important component of the district’s work of planning for adequate water supplies for today and for future generations while also protecting the district’s water resources.

MFLs define the limit at which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources of the area. MFLs are used as a basis for setting limits on groundwater and surface water withdrawals in the consumptive use permitting process and for reviewing proposed surface water management systems in the environmental resource permitting process. In addition, MFLs are used, along with other information and data, in the district’s water supply planning process.

Visit this link for information about MFLs and details for the Sylvan Lake meeting.