Entries by Reagan Walker

Plan Ahead for Aging Infrastructure

Author: Bob Foster, President of Citrus Glen In August 2012, during the middle of Tropical Storm Isaac, I found myself watching the floodwater rise in my community. With the authorization of the Lake Worth Drainage District (LWDD), I opened Citrus Glen’s discharge control structure. This was a challenge as the lake had risen above the dock and […]

LWDD Cleans Up After Irma

Following Hurricane Irma, the Lake Worth Drainage District identified more than 350 sites along its 500-mile canal network which require debris removal. Nearly half of the sites identified included debris in the canal channels which could potentially threaten drainage by restricting water flow or creating blockages at water control structures. District field crews were immediately […]

Importance of Proper Pruning

Proper pruning promotes healthy trees and flood protection Tree care is important not just for the aesthetics in a community, but it is an important part of the community’s flood protection. Pruning vegetation helps to reduce debris that can clog swale areas or inlets and reduces the likelihood of unhealthy trees or branches falling into drainage […]

In Remembrance: Murray Kalish (1918 – 2015)

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of former Lake Worth Drainage District Board Supervisor, Murray Kalish.  Mr. Kalish passed away on Friday, November 20 at the age of 97. He officially served on our Board for 11 years from 2000-2011, but continued to represent the District in the community until his passing. […]

Tropical Storm Erika

The Lake Worth Drainage District is monitoring Tropical Storm Erika and actively preparing our flood control system.  In anticipation of potential rainfall, the District has opened flood control gates and is currently lowering canal elevations. Additionally, neighborhoods are permitted to open their internal discharge structures on Friday, August 28 at noon with closures no later […]