Public meeting March 3 to discuss model peer review for Johns Lake

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PALATKA, Fla., Feb. 11, 2022 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public meeting on March 3 to begin the peer review process for the surface water model for Johns Lake in Orange and Lake counties, located within the Central Florida Water Initiative. This meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 8 due to inclement weather.

The District is currently completing a minimum flows and levels (MFLs) determination for Johns Lake, which is established to help protect the lake from significant harm due to groundwater or surface water withdrawals. The current plan is to submit a Notice of Proposed Rule (NPR) for Johns Lake by the end of 2023.

In November 2021, the District completed development of an interconnected channel and pond routing (ICPR4) model. This public meeting will kick off the peer review of the Johns Lake ICPR model, and future workshops or teleconferences will focus on peer review of model calibration and application. Review of this model is part of the comprehensive CFWI peer review process for Johns Lake.

Presentations will be provided via webinar beginning at 9 a.m. Participants can also attend a site visit to Johns Lake at 2 p.m. Please note the site visit is subject to cancellation or may be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Virtual public meeting to discuss the surface water model for Johns Lake (Orange and Lake counties)

March 3, 2022; 9 a.m.

Webinar link

Call in number: 1-386-256-1151
Conference ID: 104 058 28, then press #

Johns Lake site visit

March 3, 2022; 2 p.m.

Johns Lake Boat Ramp
13620 Lake Blvd
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Any interested stakeholders that would like to participate but are unable to attend the meeting can submit comments and/or questions to Andrew Sutherland at

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.

About the St. Johns River Water Management District
St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Jacksonville and Palm Bay.

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