Starting this month, the Southwest Florida Water Management District will hold an independent, scientific peer review of wetland-based criteria to establish minimum wetland and lake levels beginning.
A minimum level is the level of groundwater in an aquifer or the level of surface water at which further withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area. The meetings will take place: May 23 at 9 a.m and May 31 at 1 p.m., June 6 at 1 p.m., July 11 at 1 p.m., and July 18 at 1 p.m.
Members of the public can join the meetings virtually. Links to the team’s meetings can be found on the district’s boards, meetings, and events calendar at WaterMatters.org/calendar.
The draft documents on the wetland-based criteria to be considered will be made available on the District’s website at WaterMatters.org/documents-and-reports.