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Public workshop on Lake Norris MFL June 25th in Palatka

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Public invited to rulemaking workshop to revise minimum levels of lakes Melrose, Norris and Purdom

The St. Johns River Water Management District will hold a public workshop on June 25 to provide information and obtain public comment about revising minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for Lake Melrose in Putnam County, Lake Norris in Lake County and Lake Purdom in Volusia County.

The workshop will be held at District headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL.

MFLs are predetermined water flows and levels for lakes and rivers and groundwater designed to ensure that water withdrawals will not cause significant harm to the water resources or the ecology of the area.

MFLs reevaluation is an ongoing process and is done to apply new data and techniques that have been developed since the original MFL was set.

Establishing MFLs is an important part of the District's work to plan for adequate water supplies while also protecting water bodies from significant harm. The District has set MFLs for more than 120 lakes, springs, rivers and wetlands systems.