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
Winter lobs another cool front toward Florida this weekend, promising an uptick in showers Saturday through Monday.But this late in the season, forecasters aren’t expecting a drastic dip in temperatures. Daytime highs are predicted to hover near 80 degrees through at least Wednesday, with sultry overnights in the low 70s and high 60s. The slow-moving low pressure system responsible for the front is plodding through the Gulf Coast states today and won’t be off the coast and into the Atlantic until Tuesday. That means there could be some cooler air behind it with north winds, but meteorologist James Thomas said it’s too early to be sure. LIVE RADAR: Check The Palm Beach Post’s radar map. A pedestrian shelters beneath a large umbrella as heavy rain falls in downtown Lake Worth Monday morning, January 8, 2018. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post) “Cold fronts tend to modify this time of year and aren’t as potent as during the winter,” said … [Read more...] about Cold front may mean weekend washout for South Florida
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