Senate passes water bill authorizing southern reservoir, Congressman Mast says

From WPTV: “The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that authorizes a planned EAA Reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, according to Congressman Brian Mast. He now says it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law … Click here to read more

USACE, SFWMD present plans for storing water underground to prevent algae blooms in Martin

WPTV reports that leadership from the Army Corps of Engineers returned to Martin County Wednesday to tour areas impacted by algae with county leaders. They then met with the community to discuss plans to create more water storage opportunities to eliminate the toxic algae risks. Not everyone was on board with their idea … Click here to read more

Former Martin County commissioner takes stand in her own defense

From WPTV: “Maggy Hurchalla testified Tuesday that she shared her concerns with the owners of Lake Point a decade ago during two separate meetings. ‘I didn’t think it was a good idea for the Water Management District to trade mining permits for land,’ said the former Martin County Commissioner … Click here to read more

State Senate President Negron responds to South Florida Water Management District’s EAA Project

State Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) has expressed his concerns regarding the implementation of the South Florida Water Management District’s Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project: … Click here to read more

SFWMD unveils latest model results for Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project

“South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) staff yesterday held its eighth public meeting in two months on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir Project and presented stakeholders and interested parties with model results detailing projected benefits of the alternative plans. The results show … Click here to read more

Martin County disagrees with water management district’s issuance of environmental permit for AAF

Martin County has been notified that the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has issued an Environmental Resource Permit for the All Aboard Florida (AAF aka Brightline) high-speed passenger rail project. Martin County is disappointed with this decision, and strongly believes the district should not issue the permit … Click here to read more