March 19, 2009

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is preparing to repair a berm breach in the Morrison Pool.

The berm surrounds the north sinkhole in the Morrison Pool and prevents water from Morrison Pool and Little Lake Henderson from flowing into the sinkhole when the lake is low.

The District has received approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is awaiting approval from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct the work needed to repair the berm.

Once the District has received final approval, an aqua-barrier will be placed at the railroad trestle that separates the lake from the pool to expedite the repair work. When the water level in the pool is low enough to complete the work, the berm will be repaired and the aqua-barrier will be removed. Once the aqua-barrier is removed, water from the lake will restore the water level in the pool. District staff expects the project will take about a month and a half to complete.

For more information, please call the District’s Operations Department at 352-796-7211, ext. 4222 or 800-423-1476, ext. 4222.

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