SWFWMD Lake Hancock Lake Level Modification Structure Replacement
Owner: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
Date Completed: September 2013
Project Summary: The goal of this project was to raise the elevation of Lake Hancock to provide additional storage which can be slowly released during the dry season. These additional releases aid in meeting established minimum flows downstream in the Peace River. This was accomplished by replacing the existing P-11 control structure with a new structure and embankment system which is capable of controlling and discharging minimum flows and levels as well as providing flood control.
Engineers Hope Project to Raise Level of Lake Hancock Will Help Ease Peace River Problems