Johns Lake Water Level Story

     In the previous article (August 2018 Cattales), it was reported that the lake level was 99.36
NAVD88. This is incorrect due to an error in a survey benchmark used to take the reading. The correct level was 97.33 NAVD88 on September 7, 2018. Since that time, we have discovered that Orange County Survey Department takes lake elevation surveys monthly and records the official levels for all the lakes in the county. During periods of high-water, they take the readings daily. For any of you that have “stream gauges” or lake level markers you can “calibrate” your high water mark this year so far with this corrected level. JLIA is on the distribution list for these readings from now on. Sorry for any confusion.