The Water Resources Section is responsible for coordinating County-wide water resource planning and policy concerns related to local water supply planning, regional water resource management efforts, and Everglades restoration projects. The Water Resources Policy and Planning Section is supported by 12 program personnel including the Water Resources Section Manager who oversees the coordinated implementation of three principle programs;
1) Water Resources Assessments,
2) Water Planning, and
3) Water Use Efficiency.
The Section Manager coordinates program activities with regional, state and federal agencies and participates in efforts relating to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, hydrologic modeling, regional water resource development, the Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan, and various regulatory and policy proposals.
Programs and Current Projects
C-51 reservoir is an alternative water supply designed to capture stormwater runoff and then release water during the dry season for water supply purposes. By capturing stormwater it will also reduce harmful discharges to the Lake Worth Lagoon.