Left: Mike Holtkamp, District operations director, and David Moore, District executive director, discuss the berm project with State Senator Charles Dean (R, Inverness).
Mike Holtkamp, District operations director, recently showed David Moore, District executive director, and State Sen. Charles Dean (R, Inverness) the repairs District staff have made to a berm in the Morrison Pool in Citrus County.
The berm surrounds the north sinkhole in the Morrison Pool and prevents water in Morrison Pool and Little Lake Henderson from flowing into the sinkhole when the lake is low.
Morrison Pool and Little Lake Henderson are part of the Inverness Pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes. The repair was completed on May 12 and will help reduce the loss of water in the lakes that make up the Inverness Pool by 1.7 million gallons per day.
In early April, an aqua-barrier was placed at the railroad trestle that separates the lake from the pool to facilitate lowering the water level in the pool so the repair work could be expedited and constructed in dry conditions.
“Once the water level in the pool was lowered, the District’s field operations crews were able to quickly and cost-effectively make the repairs,” said Holtkamp.
The aqua-barrier was removed after the repairs were completed, and water from the lake restored the pool’s normal water level within several days.