Posts Tagged ‘South Florida Water Management District’

Florida Legislature approves reservoir

Florida Legislature approves reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Isadora Rangel May 2, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Joe Negron seemed overly optimistic earlier this year when he gave himself a 70 percent chance of getting legislative approval for his proposal to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb discharges. After much…

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Water Shortage Warning

South Florida under a water shortage warning By The Associated Press April 17, 2017 Sun Sentinel MIAMI (AP) — South Florida water managers issued a water shortage warning that asked more than 8 million residents to conserve water and follow lawn-watering rules. The South Florida Water Management District issued the warning for residents from Orlando…

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Indian River Lagoon could get $30 million boost this year

By Isadora Rangel March 22, 2017 TC Palm TALLAHASSEE — The Indian River Lagoon might get a $30 million annual boost this year through a bill a Senate committee approved Wednesday. Republican Sen. Debbie Mayfield, who represents the bulk of the 156-mile estuary in Brevard and Indian River counties, filed legislation to clean the estuary troubled in recent…

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Steep decline in wading bird nesting, SFWMD annual report shows

By Dacia L. Johnson March 8, 2017 TC Palm The South Florida Water Management District this week released its annual South Florida Wading Bird Report which showed the lowest wading bird nesting count since 2008. Compared to the 10-year average in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem: white ibis nesting was down 45 percent wood stork nesting was down 38…

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