Entries by Rosemary Rayman

Algae Blooms

Most algae in District canals is not harmful to human health and provides a food source for aquatic life  Algae are simple organisms that grow through photosynthesis, a process by which sunlight is used to metabolize nutrients. Algae are a basic component of the food chain and can be found in marine, estuarine, fresh water […]

Controlling Aquatic Plants

Two different methods are used for more efficient control of aquatic vegetation growth  Lake Worth Drainage District regularly treats and removes aquatic vegetation in canals to maintain the flow of water and facilitate effective flood control for communities in Southeastern Palm Beach County. To accomplish this task, the District utilizes both mechanical and herbicide treatment […]

Dead Fish in Ponds, Lakes and Canals

Most fish kills are the result of natural processes When a fish kill occurs in a lake, pond or canal, the first assumption is  that something is terribly wrong with the water body. Suspicions are raised as to whether human activity, such as a chemical spill, may have caused the fish to die. However, most […]

Managing Residential Water Pollution

If it falls on the ground, it can end up in the water Water is made available to us through a process called the water cycle. The process begins with the evaporation of water from the earth’s surface. The sun heats the water creating a moisture vapor that rises into the atmosphere. When the atmosphere […]

LWDD Employees Share The Spirit Of Giving

Children’s holiday gift drive is a great success District employees raised more than $2,000 in cash and gifts for the Spirit of Giving Network’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive. The Spirit of Giving Network, in partnership with the Junior League of Boca Raton, works with 35 organizations to help make holiday wishes come true for more than 4,000 children in Palm […]