Entries by Rosemary Rayman

Maintenance Enhanced With Drones

Approximately three years ago, the Lake Worth Drainage District (LWDD) began implementing the flying of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly known as drones to monitor the canals, rights-of-way and flood control structures within its 200 square miles of service area. The drones are used as a professional tool to gather data, take images and video. […]

Stormwater 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Where does the water in the LWDD canals come from? A.   Stormwater (rainfall) is where LWDD receives most of its water supply for the canal system. However, during dry periods with low rainfall, LWDD may rely on the regional system of canals, Water Conservation Areas and sometimes Lake Okeechobee as a source of supplemental […]

Flood Control Checkup

Throughout the year, the Lake Worth Drainage District (LWDD) oversees the operation and maintenance of approximately 500 miles of canals and 1,000 miles of canal rights-of-way. In addition, LWDD operates 20 major water control structures which release or hold back water depending on conditions. However, effective flood control takes more than just LWDD. Property owners […]

Dry Season Landscapes

Water is a critical factor for healthy and attractive landscapes. The absence of adequate rainfall or irrigation can lead to drought stress and reduced plant growth. Drought stress happens when the plant’s roots cannot absorb the quantity of water needed to support normal growth processes. Even though South Florida receives an annual average of over […]

Landowners Meeting & Election

Join us January 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. for the Annual Landowners Meeting located at 13081 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach. Executive Director Robert Brown will review LWDD’s 2018 accomplishments and the election for sub-district 1 Board of Supervisor will also take place. The meeting is open to the public. Learn about our election process at http://www.lwdd.net/board-of-supervisors/election-process