The South Florida Water Management District is preparing for the heavy rains expected from Hurricane Wilma by using its 2,000-mile regional water management canal system.
On Monday, South Florida Water Management District operators began adjusting the primary canal system to pre-storm levels, meaning district canals have been lowered in anticipation of heavy rainfall.
The canals will continue to discharge as needed. Many pumping stations and flood-control structures in the district are running at maximum capabilities in anticipation of heavy rain throughout the region.
October 21, 2005 6:53 AM | Category: Flood