Minutes of the Meeting April 5, 1978
Board of Governors Page Seven
It should be noted that agenda items 7M, Bids, and 7N, Out-of-State
attendance, were deleted from consideration. There was no objection.
A presentation was made by Mr. Palmer on the climatic conditions throughout
the District. He reviewed with the Board graphs showing the rainfall
conditions in the various basins of the District as of the end of March.
His report showed the two northern basins to be in the wet rainfall
range; the Alafia and upper Peace in the normal range, but above median;
and the remainder of the District in the high normal rainfall range. He
stated that this was a very good winter as far as rainfall was concerned,
however, even though it was a very wet winter this does not specifically
indicate there will be no serious rainfall shortages during the spring.
Stage hydrographs of various lakes and rivers within the District were
also reviewed and explained by Mr. Palmer at this time.
Flood Problem Areas
A presentation was then made by Mr. Comer on those specific areas through-
out the District where recent high water conditions had caused flooding
problems. A series of slides were reviewed with the Board showing the
flooding problems present in some areas. He mentioned that it is
significant to note that the areas studied and mapped in connection with
the floodplain delineation program tend to correspond with the problem
areas. One specific case pointing up the need for floodplain zoning
regulation was a trailer subdivision located along the banks of Lake
. Henry where trailers have been placed so-near the water's edge that the
lake cannot be raised to its minimum level of 126 ft. msl without causing
flooding problems to these residents. Following further discussion
Chairman McAteer instructed the staff to furnish the Board with a list
of those counties that have passed floodplain zoning ordinances.
SLake Level Studies
Mr. Courser reviewed with the Board the history of lake level studies.
He reported that the staff has an ongoing project with the objective
being to set levels on all lakes of 20 acres or greater in size which
have more than one adjoining property owner. The first major benefit
Sfromwith e- a pro second relates to the operation of water control structures
Sa Poxinately 7 it being to guide lakeside development. There are
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