Tyler Treadway Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 7:02 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 U.S. Rep. Brian Mast said South Florida Water Management District board members should resign, but it's unclear what Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis plans to do, if anything. Mast said board members "have been derelict in their duties, and I think they should be replaced" because they agreed to lease land for the EAA reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges to a Florida Crystals subsidiary. The Palm City Republican congressman made the statement Sunday on the Miami CBS news program "Facing South Florida." It's unclear whether Mast, chairman of DeSantis' 40-member environmental advisory committee, will or has already urged the governor-elect to take action. More: Water woes await Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis: Transition team wants to do more now More: DeSantis names 40 to environment, agriculture transition team led by Mast In a Nov. 8 meeting, the board agreed to lease land … [Read more...] about Mast: South Florida Water Management District board should resign
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opinion By Nicole Johnson Director of Environmental Policy/ Conservancy of Southwest Florida Published 4:42 PM EDT Oct 13, 2018 At the South Florida Water Management District’s recent governing board meeting, the district promoted a new idea for dealing with the water quality woes stemming from the mass discharges of polluted water down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers. This proposal would pump water during high-flow events 3,000 feet underground using Deep Injection Wells (DIWs), or as the district has recently rebranded them, “emergency estuary protection wells.” There are problems with this idea. First and foremost, it only looks at one half of the water management equation. First, the Caloosahatchee River and estuary oscillates back and forth between extreme low flows and extreme high flows, and both are tremendously damaging. During the first half of 2018, the Caloosahatchee experienced a Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) exceedance — meaning … [Read more...] about deep injection wells water management district underground storage
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest South Florida Water Management District completes restoration of southern CREW The $3 million, two-year project plugged ditches and removed roads in part of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed in in southern Lee County. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Greg Stanley, [email protected]; 239-263-4738 Published 10:46 a.m. ET May 10, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE More than 10 miles of roads have been removed, soil piles and berms have been flattened and ditches and canals have … [Read more...] about South Florida Water Management District completes restoration of southern CREW
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Lake Okeechobee reservoir land bought by South Florida Water Management District The 490 acres doesn't enlarge the project footprint; it was already part of the approved design. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tyler Treadway, [email protected] Published 7:44 p.m. ET April 12, 2018 CLOSE Environmentalists and state officials agree there's "no silver bullet," no single project that will seriously curtail discharges of excess Lake Okeechobee water east to the St. Lucie River and west to the Caloosahatchee … [Read more...] about Lake Okeechobee reservoir land bought by South Florida Water Management District