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SWFWMD workshop Feb. 8th on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes operational guidelines

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is hosting two workshops for residents who live along the North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes in Polk County. Lakefront residents of Lakes Conine, Fannie, Haines, Hamilton, Henry, Lowery, Rochelle, Smart and the Peace Creek Canal are invited to attend to learn more about the current structure operational guidelines.

The workshops will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Chain of Lakes Complex in the Poolside Room, located at 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. There will be an open house the first hour of each workshop, followed by a presentation and open discussion.

The District is engaging and collaborating with the public as a first step in the process of reviewing the operational guidelines for the North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. Lakes Conine, Haines and Rochelle are included in the system, but do not have structures.

Members of the public interested in receiving future lake management communications can visit our website at WaterMatters.org/Structures to sign up for information or to submit questions.