Fla. Legislators OK $3M For Water Flow Improvement Projects

Law360, Miami (September 12, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- Florida legislators on Thursday approved a $2.8 million budget amendment request from the state's Department of Environmental Protection to implement stop-gap measures that would reduce releases from Lake Okeechobee, which sends polluted water into local estuaries.

The Joint Legislative Budget Commission approved the DEP's request for extra money, which will be used for water redirection and storage projects that would reduce the flow of water to the overburdened St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The proposed projects include changes to the existing infrastructure that will move excess...
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