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Federal Water Tap, September 2: Everglades Restoration Plan

Increase the Flows The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft report on how it plans to implement a $US 1.7 billion project to revive the Florida Everglades. In essence, the corps will send more water south from Lake Okeechobee, treat it to remove phosphorous, and let it drain slowly to mimic natural filtration […]

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Everglades Get Sweet Deal in U.S. Sugar Contract

The U.S. Sugar Corporation has approved a $1.34 billion sale of 180,000 acres of land to the South Florida Water Management District. The management board is set to vote on the contract mid-December. According to the South Florida Business Journal, the deal should allow the creation of a waterway running from Lake Okeechobee to the […]

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Everglades are one step closer to restoration, almost

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – The state of Florida is buying 300 acres of land in the Everglades from U.S. Sugar, but the process has slowed due to financing uncertainties. A project set for signing in November, the sugar swap is now reaching into 2009. The proposal grants Florida the land after seven years. The […]