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August 2014

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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.

August District Governing Board

The District's continued focus on Everglades water quality improvements includes an annual update on nutrient reductions in South Florida's agricultural areas. This past year, improved farming techniques — known as Best Management Practices — were successful in preventing 180 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the Everglades Agricultural Area. This vast region, situated between Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades, continues to meet State requirements for nutrient reduction... more


SFWMD Set to Begin Construction on Key Piece of St. Lucie Project

At its August meeting, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board awarded a contract to begin construction on a component of the C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area in Martin County. The overall project will help capture, store and clean local stormwater runoff before it reaches the St. Lucie River and Estuary... more


Phosphorus Reductions Continue to Improve Everglades Water Quality

For the 19th consecutive year, water flowing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area achieved phosphorus reductions that exceed those required by law... more


In the News

SFWMD Science Supports Restoration of South Florida's Environment
SFWMD Construction Sites Closed to Public


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


Calendar

September 4
Water Resources Advisory Commission Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

September 11
Governing Board Meeting
9 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Tentative Millage and Budget Public Hearing
5:15 p.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

September 12
Lake Belt Mitigation Committee Meeting
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

September 15
Water Resources Advisory Commission Recreation Issues Workshop
5 p.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

September 17
Public Meeting to Discuss Regulatory Matters
10 a.m., SFWMD B-1 Storch Conference Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

September 23
Final Millage and Budget Public Hearing
5:15 p.m., SFWMD B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

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