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The lake samples were collected on October 1st,2019 and were tested TDS levels are slightly elevated, but nothing to get alarmed about. The water levels were a bit low so the valve at Lake Pasadena was shut off in the effort to conserve the water levels.


The lakes were treated this week Monday 9/23/2019 for the hydrilla problem. We can only treat this issue every 2 weeks by law. We seem to have a massive overgrowth this season.


William and I were supposed to meet up with American Eco-Systems Tech Randy Michelle to discuss the hydrilla and general clean up of our LAKES /shores. He was unable to keep his appointment with us last Monday Sept, 16th,2019 due to a family emergency but, he assures us that he will be here this coming Monday Sept. 23rd.


William V. and myself will be meeting with the Tech from American Eco Systems (Randy Michelle) on Monday September 16,2019 to discuss a plan of attack for the out of control Hydrilla problem and lake clean up project. There are several issues we would like to discuss with The Tech also at our meeting with him on Monday,


The TDS levels / samples were taken and the TDS levels have gone down as the water levels are noticeably higher due to all of the much needed rainfall from the Hurricane Dorian.


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These late afternoon and early evening rainfalls have helped tremendously on our water levels of all 6 lakes in Montecito. The Community has a great green appearance lately due to these rains. I give thanks

Addendum for Irrigation 08-02-2019 from Paridise Lawn & Irrigation

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American Eco Systems came out 7/31/2019 and treated all 6 lakes for algae and vegetation (Hydrilla) This treatment will be done again in 2 weeks.

Addendum 07-26-2019

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The Community Lakes are on the rise due to the afternoon and early evening rainfall. This rainfall is very welcome and we hope that this weather pattern continues.


The Lakes were treated for vegetation issues (Hydrilla) by American Eco Systems. They will return and retreat in 2 weeks according to laws of the State of Florida that they must have a 2 week grace period between treatments.


The Pond #1 reservoir well was outfitted with a control valve to be able to lower and raise water levels of all of the interconnected ponds. This is an attempt to conserve and utilize our rainwater more efficiently.


All of the ponds were treated for vegetation (HYDRILLA) and algae this day Friday May 31, 2019. Now that the overgrowth of plant life has been removed from around the transfer well at Pond #1 I can retrofit a 2" or 3" control valve to allow us to hold more water in our ponds accordingly to rainfall amounts allowable. When closed it will allow us to contain more water in ponds and when opened we can lower water levels accordingly to run off. I believe this is what we're trying to achieve. I will attempt this next week now that I can see the pipe fittings. Pond samples were taken this day 5/31/2019 and recorded and the TDS readings are stabilized to have stayed the same.


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05-20-2019 Addendum Irrigation Report

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: We recently treated all 6 ponds for hydrilla vegetation growth by American Eco-Systems Company, and they will be returning next week to treat again if necessary.


: The ponds were recently treated for hydrilla vegetation in all 6 ponds on 4/12/19 by American Ecosystems, and they will re-visit us in 2 weeks and treat again if needed.


: The ponds are still LOW, and pond #4 has the beginnings of hydrilla vegetation starting to manifest along the North- East side of the pond. I will contact American Ecosystems early next week to have them come out and treat this issue before it can grow out of control.


: We received a considerable amount of rainfall recently that has helped the water levels a little, but we can always use more rainfall. On Monday April 1, 2019 I will be conducting the water samples again to check the TDS levels. It is also my understanding that Morgan P. Rector an Environmental Scientist from Dewberry will be visiting Montecito Community on April 1,2019 mid morning to take the Artisan wells readings and to make sure that we are in compliance with the St. Johns Water Management in our CUP of well water usage. This should not affect us any because we stopped using the Artisan wells several months ago, when the ponds TDS’s were elevated somewhat. The ponds will need special attention now because of the high winds recently, there is a considerable amount of dead palm prongs and debris around the edges of all the ponds.


: There is one street light out of order at the entrance off South Patrick. I will need to reorder more LED bulbs as our supply is low.


: Ponds continue to be LOW


The TDS levels were slightly elevated from last month’s readings and the ponds are still quite low


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I took pond samples today Friday February 1st,2019 and the TDS levels have gone down considerately. This is due to the recent rainfall that we have received and we can always use some more.


Very LOW


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The ponds are still low as lack of rainfall continues.


The ponds are extremely low which is normal for this time of year. The TDS readings will be conducted tomorrow 12/01/2018. Pond samples will be drawn from each pond and the findings will be recorded.


The ponds are extremely low, and we are in much need for rainfall. We are only using one Artisan well from pond #2at this time to help supplement our water shortage. We recently did our pond samples and the readings show a slight elevation in the (Total Dissolved Solids). We are within the levels allowing us to irrigate with our pond waters at this time.


Pond water levels are considerately low, Which is normal this time of year, we could use some help by Mother Nature to deliver us some much need4ed rainfall. Amen!


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Nothing to report other than the ponds are low . Rainfall is much needed.


The ponds are very LOW right now which is normal this time of year. The pond samples were gathered and recorded and even though they were slightly elevated TDS readings (TOTAL DISOLVED SOLIDS) recorded, the pond waters are within the parameters which are allowable levels to irrigate with. Rainfall is always welcome


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Nothing to report at this time, other than we can always use the rainfall all of the time.


The monthly pond samples were gathered today, and all of the readings are within the parameters to continue irrigating with these ponds waters, The pond levels are a bit LOW at the present. We can always use more rainfall to help in our irrigation matters,


The late afternoon rains have really helped our pond levels tremendously. However, we could always use more rainfall especially in these the hottest days of late summer.


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The afternoon rains are very welcome for the pond water levels. Water gauge levels are at the 4' range. This is good, we can always use more rainfall.


The pond samples were taken on August 3,2018 and the TDS levels have actually went down somewhat. The saline numbers are within the parameters and okay to continue to irrigate with. The afternoon rains have helped stabilize the pond waters solidity /salt levels.


All 6 of the ponds were treated for weeds around of parameters of each and every pond on 2-27-18




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The pond samples were taken on July 2,2018 and the TDS levels were slightly elevated. ( Total Dissolved Solids ). This is normal for this time of year. We have had some much needed rainfall recently as we approach the rainy season. We can always use rainfall as we enter into long HOT summer days


The ponds have been receiving all of the rainfalls in the late afternoon and early evening showers, this is much welcome.


Ponds: Water levels are on the rise due to the help of Mother Nature's showers (RAINFALL).


Pond samples were taken recently and all six ponds TDS levels were good and actually went down from last months reading due to the rainfall that we received recently. The pond levels from ponds #2 and #4 are at 3'8" and 4'1". This is great news because these are the ponds that we irrigate from.


Ponds: We have received some long-awaited ra infall recently, which has helped in the quality of water to irrigate with and the water levels have raised up approximately 1 foot, because all of the ponds are all inter-connected this is great news. We appreciate these rains and only hope and pray that these rain patterns continue.


The pond levels are extremely low. I took samples from a!! 6 ponds and both artisan wells; from ponds #2 & #4 and tested all of them to check the TDS (total dissolved solids). All of the readings were within the correct levels to irrigate with. The levels did not change since last months readings in several of the ponds the TDS levels had gone down some. This attributed to shutting artisan well #2 off in pond #4. We are supposed to receive much needed rainfall this weekend.


Although we have had some rainfall here and there, we always welcome more rainfall. Ponds are really low; but, this is normal for this time of year.


All of the ponds are extremely low, we're in drought type conditions and we are in dire need of some rain. Artisan well #2 has been shut off because of TDS levels (saline) are elevated. Bring on the rain!


The ponds are still low, even though we had some small amounts of rainfall here and there. The artisan well for pond #4 was shut off because the total dissolved solid levels were elevated somewhat. On the recommendation of Mike Knapp (our pond water specialist) that we shut the wen off for now as a precaution because of possible saline Intrusion. Thanks Mike for your expertise in this matter.


The ponds are extremely low, and we are continuing the use of the artisan wells to help supplement (the lack of rainfall) The Total Dissolved Solids test were made on April 2, 2018 as we
continue to monitor the saline levels in the ponds. Although the TDS levels are elevated somewhat, we're still within the allowed range of okay to irrigate levels. We could really use some rainfall to help balance this situation.


The ponds are extremely LOW which is normal for this time of year. We have been utilizing the artesian wells to compensate for the lack of rainfall. We are continuing monitoring the total dissolved solids in all 6 ponds, although the salinity levels are a bit elevated we are within the allowances to irrigate with the pond waters.


The Ponds are LOW. This is normal for this time of year. The artesian wells are supplementing some of the water levels because the lack of rainfall. We continue to stay within our CUP allotment allowed by the st Johns Water Management.


The pond levels are low which is normal for this time of year. The cold freezing weather !hat we've been experiencing has evidently taken its toll on the fish population in all 6 ponds. With much he:p from Rick Hoch, Ed Henson, and myself we removed several 5 gallon buckets of dead fish last week. We have experienced more cold weather since then and the reports I'm receiving that there are evidently more fish that have expired. I certainly could use more help in this matter with the removal of these dead fish. If anyone who is able to help out with this issue PLEASE contact me 321-777-9460, it would be extremely appreciated immensely.


The ponds are low, but ~he small bit of rain we had helped out somewhat. All rainfall is very welcome this time of year, plus the artesian wells are opened to help compensate for the lack of rainfall. Due to !he cold weather the pond temperatures dropped affecting some of the fish that simply could not survive this drastic temperature change. The dead fish were removed from all 6 ponds and discarded accordingly.


The ponds are LOW and the Artesian wells are being used 15 gpm, to help compensate for lack of rainfall. This is normal for this time of year. Samples were pulled from each pond and tested for TDS (total dissolved solids) The results were somewhat elevated, and this is also normal due to lack of rainfall lately. Both wells were also tested for TDS and were within
the tolerances allowed to be able to irrigate normally at this time. These ponds will need to be monitored twice a month now to assure the TDS levels are within the threshold allowable to continue the irrigation process. If water levels deplete quicker than we expect, the watering schedule will need to cut back accordingly. We have to be proactive and conserve the
water that we do have by adjusting the watering minutes accordingly as well. There is no need to panic, but by being aware of the water availability and usable water within the parameters of TDS allowances. We need rainfall badly.

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