Water

Trump's Proposed Budget Seeks State Money For Dike Repairs

Feb 14, 2018

State dollars will be needed to speed federal repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.

Gov. Rick Scott was quick Monday to praise direction given in the proposed budget as solidifying Trump’s commitment to complete the federal dike repairs ahead of schedule.

Florida wildlife officials say a red tide bloom persists along the southwest Florida coast and some fish kills have been reported.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the organism responsible for red tides is a natural part of the ecosystem but it can bloom to high concentrations when conditions favor it. Over the past week, samples were collected offshore in Collier, Lee, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Charlotte and Monroe counties.

The city of Fort Lauderdale released a long-awaited study Thursday about the status of its stormwater and drainage systems.

A bill that would have allowed the city of Tampa to increase its water supply has dried up in the state legislature. Some feared it would have reignited the area's water wars.

South Florida Faces A Costly Sewage Problem

Jan 29, 2018

From Delray Beach to Virginia Key, South Florida is spending millions of dollars to fix old sewer systems. 

 

Pages