Sea Pines Neighborhood Flooding Update:
Published on Oct 25, 2020 at 09:59a.m.
Sea Pines Neighborhood Update (11/19/20):
The Town has been advised that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will not require Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) to get a permit to lower the weir on the west side of I-95, which is the downstream portion of the Sea Pines drainage system that impacts the water level in the community. The Town considers this decision as a significant step towards relieving some of the flooding concerns for the community.
FDOT is solely responsible for determining the construction timeframe, but it should be noted that field conditions at this time are not conducive to construction activities, as the weir area is currently being overtopped by water and the storm water storage basin adjacent to the weir will be unstable for an undetermined amount of time. We remain in contact with FDOT and will advise of the construction time and date as soon as it is announced.
Sea Pines Neighborhood Update (11/10/2020):
On Monday, 11/09/20, the Town signed a contract with the Hinterland Group to continue pumping the Sea Pines Basin and, in conjunction with the FDOT, the South Florida Water Management District approved the modification to lower the weir per the original permit. The Town of Lantana is committed to mitigating the impact of the water in our community and will keep you updated as it develops.
Sea Pine Neighborhood Update (11/06/20):
In reference to the Sea Pines community, along with the assistance of Palm Beach County (PBC) and through our contract efforts, we pumped and/or pumped and hauled more than 12 million gallons of water from this site since October 23, 2020. Currently, we are pumping water directly from the Sea Pines storm water retention basin in an effort to increase the storage capacity of the basin as we anticipate the impact of the upcoming tropical storm. Those efforts will continue as long as pumping operations are feasible.
Moreover, we have proactively flushed the storm water pipes and cleaned our system inlets and PBC has performed the same operations. Additionally, Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) regraded the outfall system adjacent to I-95 to increase storm water flow and storage.
Post storm we will reevaluate conditions in Sea Pines and throughout the Town and implement either pumping operations using pre storm assistance arrangements with PBC, FDOT and or our pump and haul contractor.
Sea Pines Neighborhood Update (11/05/20):
The Town is sustaining efforts to mitigate the impact of the water in our community. We know the storm, Eta, has many concerned, but we want you to know that the pre-storm plan is to continue to pump the Sea Pines Basin. Post-storm, the Town is working with Palm Beach County and another company to pump and haul.
There will also be a Sea Pines Residents meeting on Monday, November 16th at 6pm at the Town of Lantana Recreation Center (418 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana FL 33462). Town staff and engineers will be there, as well, and we hope you can attend.
Update on Sea Pines Flooding (10/29/20):
This is an update for the Sea Pines Neighborhood regarding the meeting between Town staff, FDOT and Palm Beach County to discuss short and long-term solutions for the flooding problem in the Sea Pines neighborhood. Amongst items discussed was that the contributing cause of the flooding event was due to the accumulation of water and the intensity of rain with back-to-back storm events which led to a high ground water table. October 2020 had the highest amount of rainfall on record– 22”. Currently, all jurisdictions verified that their systems have been maintained and are free from obstructions. Over 6.5 million gallons of water have been pumped from the Sea Pines neighborhood. Water is still high on some of the streets. There were 2 main identified problem areas and solutions.