Lemon Reservoir flows increase to raise capacity
Herald Staff Report
The Florida River Water Conservancy District has begun increasing the release of water from Lemon Reservoir to test recently repaired outlet gates, flush debris and sediment below the dam and make sure the reservoir has adequate storage capacity to handle the spring runoff.
The current flow, 100 cubic feet per second, will be increased over the next week to 800 cfs. That level of flow will continue for at least a day and then gradually decrease, depending on the level of inflow.
Water officials anticipate that the spring runoff will be 160 percent of the 30-year average.