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January 2015

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CHAIRMAN’S
MESSAGE
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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.

January District Governing Board

In important news for Florida's water resources, Governor Rick Scott has announced his 2015-2016 "Keep Florida Working" budget, which contains a statewide commitment of nearly $1.6 billion for protecting and preserving Florida's natural and water resources... more


District Begins Pumping Water at Vast New Storage Area

To increase storage of freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and help protect the Caloosahatchee Estuary, the South Florida Water Management District has begun full-capacity pumping into the new Nicodemus Slough water storage area in Glades County...more


SFWMD to Join and Support Indian River Lagoon Council

At its Jan. 15 meeting, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved entering into an interlocal agreement that expands protection efforts and opportunities under the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and creates the Indian River Lagoon Council to lead the work...more


SFWMD Moving Water South to Help Position Lake Okeechobee Level

With an increased potential for above-average rainfall this winter, the South Florida Water Management District is continuing to move water south to help achieve a desirable water level in Lake Okeechobee...more


Water Drops

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

"Moving Water South" web tracker... more


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This Month in Photos

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


Calendar

February 5
Water Resources Advisory Commission Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

February 11
Project and Lands Committee Meeting
2 p.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

February 12
Governing Board Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

February 18
Public Meeting to Discuss Regulatory Matters
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

February 20
Water Conservation Expo & Vendor Fair
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

February 25
Long-Term Plan Quarterly Communications Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

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