UPDATE - SFWMD Responds to Friends of the Everglades Letter Re: LOWP
February 17, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL – At the Feb. 9 South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board meeting, Laura Reynolds representing the Friends of the Everglades presented a letter to SFWMD regarding the Feb. 2 Water Resources Advisory Commission meeting and Lake Okeechobee Watershed Planning Project (LOWP).
SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe has responded to Ms. Reynolds. To see all the correspondence, click the links below:
- Letter: Friends of the Everglades Letter to SFWMD regarding WRAC Report on LOWP [Feb. 9, 2017]
- Letter: SFWMD response to Friends of the Everglades regarding WRAC Report on LOWP [Feb. 17, 2017]
February 2, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL - Engineers and hydrologists at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) presented a significant report outlining a combination of water storage technologies north of Lake Okeechobee at the Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) meeting today. The results were generated by the collaborative work of state and federal scientists and engineers during the ongoing Lake Okeechobee Watershed Planning Project (LOWP). Additionally, these results can achieve the storage capacity goals north of Lake Okeechobee recommended by the 2015 University of Florida Water Institute Study and provide the flexibility needed to help protect South Florida's coastal estuaries.
"I appreciate this presentation today, as well as the outstanding research of our engineers and hydrologists," said WRAC Chairman Jim Moran. "Multi-faceted storage north of Lake Okeechobee provides a cost-effective, flexible strategy to meet environmental and water supply goals in South Florida."