Dec. 18 Update #2: Commissioner Campione says she may move the discussion on the water issue UP to the front of the meeting if many people show up to discuss it. That means, be there at 9am - and I assume she MAY allow public input. vj Sun. 10pm
Update Dec. 18 - Added info that we confirmed that this issue WILL be discussed at the Tuesday 9am meeting of the Lake County Commission, but it will probably be at the end of the meeting during the Commissioner "Reports" section, usually after 11am. We still do not know if public input will be allowed - return here to find any updates Monday afternoon.
Dec. 16, 2011 - Send this to any other Lake County resident concerned about dropping water levels on local lakes like Lake Dora, Harris, Eustis.
Lake Apopka is the source for most water in most of our other Harris Chain lakes. It is considered, however, to be one of the most polluted lakes in Florida.
The St. John’s Water District has a Board of many people who are environmentalists and who do not live in Lake County. It is NOT the same as the Lake County Water Authority, which has no authority over rivers and lakes.
I attend many local government agency meetings, but not this one, but I know local officials who are on this Board.
One cited reason they are restricting Lake Apopka’s outflow to the other lakes is that