Public webinar Sept. 24 to discuss MFLs for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva

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PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 3, 2020 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public webinar on Sept. 24 to discuss draft minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva, in Clay and Bradford counties.

The District is currently completing a reevaluation of its adopted minimum levels for the lakes. The Sept. 24 webinar will focus on the draft recommended MFLs and the current status assessment of the MFLs and will offer opportunity for public comment.

District staff plan to submit a formal Notice of Proposed Rule (NPR) for each lake by the end of 2020, which would establish minimum water levels for each lake. The minimum water levels will be used to set limits on withdrawals of groundwater and surface water in the consumptive use permitting process and for reviewing proposed surface water management systems in the environmental resource permitting process.

WHAT:        Public webinar to discuss lakes Brooklyn and Geneva draft MFLs

WHEN:       5 p.m., Sept. 24, 2020

WHERE:      Webinar or by conference call: 1-386-256-1151, Access Code 139-498-853, then press #.

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

MFLs reevaluation is an ongoing process. Most MFLs are reevaluated at some point to apply new data and techniques that have been developed since the original MFL was set. Current models are more sophisticated, and analytical tools and data continue to improve.

Visit for information about MFLs and details for the lakes Brooklyn and Geneva MFLs teleconference.

To learn more about MFLs, visit the district’s StreamLines blog at