With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.
A new plan to address Florida’s water resources got support in a House committee on Wednesday.
Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday.
With above-average rain predicted for winter, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is continuing to move water south to help achieve a desirable water level in Lake Okeechobee.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted a 10-year, $750 million plan to help rid Lake Okeechobee of excess nutrients.
The month of September was a wet one for South Florida. According to the experts, most of the rainfall was over the Kissimmee basins that flow into Lake Okeechobee.
The summer is beginning to wind down and the transition into fall will happen in a few weeks for most of the nation.
Now that Governor Rick Scott has signed ‘Charlotte’s Web’ into law, interest is growing in the so-called ‘Cannabiz.’
South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.
Sunday will be another scorcher across South Florida with temperatures around 90 degrees.