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Nov/Dec 2014


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Daniel O'Keefe
Governing Board Chairman

Welcome to The Ripple Effect, the South Florida Water Management District's monthly electronic newsletter that covers the latest water news — straight from the source.

November/December District Governing Board

While the calendar year may be winding down, work at the South Florida Water Management District continued at peak levels in November and December... more

SFWMD Highlights Restoration Project Progress in 2014

A focus on moving projects forward to restore America's Everglades and sending water south to protect coastal estuaries marked the highlights of 2014 for the South Florida Water Management District. The agency oversees water resources for 8.1 million residents and ecosystems that span 16 counties...more

SFWMD: Wet Season Operations Protected South Florida's Estuaries

A new analysis of the 2014 rainy season shows that operations by the South Florida Water Management District successfully moved south about a half foot of water depth off Lake Okeechobee, helping to prevent freshwater releases to South Florida's estuaries. The District used every operational tool practicable this summer while also taking advantage of favorable rainfall patterns across the 16-county region...more

SFWMD Approves Major Expansion of Water Storage Program

In an ongoing effort to increase water storage to protect South Florida's coastal estuaries and natural systems, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted in December to approve agreements that more than double the overall water retention capacity in its Dispersed Water Management program... more

SFWMD, Martin County Partner to Preserve Natural Lands and Improve Water Quality and Storage

In a funding partnership with Martin County, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved the purchase of land that will help improve natural lands, water storage and water quality for the C-44 canal and South Fork of the St. Lucie River... more

In the News

SFWMD Sees Successful Response to Program for Local Water Projects
Children's Services Council Earns Water Conservation Certification

Water Drops

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Up-to-the-Minute Weather Conditions... more

What you can do to Save Water... more

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This Month in Photos

View restoration and water management images from around the District...more


December 25-26
SFWMD Offices Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
SFWMD Offices Closed

January 8
Water Resources Advisory Commission Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

January 15
Governing Board Meeting
9 a.m., Murray Nelson Government Center, Key Largo

January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
SFWMD Offices Closed

January 20
Big Cypress Basin Board Meeting
9 a.m., Collier County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples

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