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Winter Springs to soon stop boil water alert; Lake Monroe to crest at record level

(Oct. 3, 2022) – Winter Springs officials said they expect residents will be able to stop boiling their drinking water on Tuesday after a large oak tree toppled and damaged two water main lines early Thursday as Hurricane Ian plowed across Central Florida.

In Sanford, meanwhile, county officials said they anticipate water levels on Lake Monroe, which is part of the St. Johns River, will crest at the record level of 8.5 feet above sea level, according to a new forecast model. The last time the water reached that record high level was in 2008 after Tropical Storm Fay.

According to the National Weather Service, just over 16 inches of rain from the storm fell at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, the most of any area in Seminole County.

“We are expecting Lake Monroe to continue to fill over the next couple of days and hopefully crest at that time,” said Alan Harris, director of Seminole’s office of emergency management, during a press briefing Monday.

Monroe 7-day gage data

Graph source: Seminole County Water Atlas