Media Advisory: Sept. 30, 2011
DEP TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING TEMPORARY DRAWDOWN OF RODMAN RESERVOIR
~Opportunity to learn about the timing and purpose of the
– The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of
Greenways and Trails (OGT) within the Division of Recreation and Parks
will host a public meeting to provide information on plans for a
temporary drawdown of the Rodman Reservoir in Putnam and Marion counties
on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
OGT will discuss the schedule for the
Rodman Reservoir drawdown, the proposed major water level fluctuation
and its ecological and recreational benefits. Historically, the
Reservoir has been drawn down every three years, for a period of
approximately two months during the winter in order to achieve numerous
For further information regarding the
drawdown, please contact the OGT’s Ocala field office at 352.236.7143 or
the Tallahassee Office at 850.245.2052. For more information on the Rodman
Reservoir drawdown, including a proposed schedule visit www.dep.state.fl.us/gwt/rodman.
The public meeting will take place:
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Ravine Gardens State Park
1600 Twigg Street
Palatka, Florida 32177