Entries by Rosemary Rayman

Technology & Flood Control

As the end of Hurricane Season approaches, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. No more listening for storm alerts and watches. No more storing of canned-goods, batteries, and water. No more worrying about flooding. Wait; not so fast, localized flooding in South Florida is always a possibility. It is just a fact; mother […]

Responsible Resident Keeps the Flow Going

Localized flooding within a residential community can happen quickly. Just a small blockage can increase your community’s risk. Watch below and see how one resident keeps stormwater flowing during a rain event or download the video at https://youtu.be/HLb2KLvmYrE

LWDD Helps Reduce Flood Insurance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood map informs your community about its local flood risk. It helps establish minimum floodplain standards so that your community builds safely and resiliently. It determines the cost of flood insurance, which helps property owners to financially protect themselves against flooding. The lower your degree of risk, the lower […]

Private Use of Public Lands

The Lake Worth Drainage District (District) canal rights-of-way may be owned in fee or encumbered by an easement. This is to provide the required access to maintain the canal channel for drainage and water supply. Over the years, certain portions of the District’s canal rights-of-way have become obstructed by unauthorized encroachments that infringe on the […]