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South Florida Water Management District

(CBS4) A storm drain in NW Miami-Dade with rushing water inside as crews work to prevent localized flooding from days of recent rainl.

County, State Work To Prevent Street Flooding

South Florida remains under a flood watch, but has held up remarkably well during the deluge that started on Sunday.

CBS4–10/17/2011

(AP)

Weekend Storms Helped Raise Lake Okeechobee Levels

While many South Floridians cursed the recent heavy storms for ruining their weekend, officials with the Water Management District couldn’t be more thrilled.

CBS4–10/10/2011

Florida Everglades

Scott Pleases Everglades Activists With Restoration Plan

Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.

CBS4–10/09/2011

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Layoffs Loom For S. Fla. Water Management District

Counties across South Florida are getting ready to slash jobs and benefits due to budget shortfalls, now the South Florida Water Management District is about to do the same.

07/15/2011

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123 Workers Take Buyouts From S. Fla. Water Mgt. District

The end of June marks the final day of work for 123 workers with the South Florida Water Management District. The employees accepted buy-outs instead of facing firings next month.

CBS4–06/30/2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Property Tax Cuts Into Law

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that will cut property taxes paid to state water management districts. But, while some taxpayers may get a refund, it will come at a cost in jobs.

CBS4–06/22/2011

Lake Okeechobee

Low Lake Okeechobee Levels Concern Water Managers

The water level in Lake Okeechobee has fallen below 10 feet above sea level for the first time since 2007.

CBS4–06/06/2011

(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Rainy Season Can’t Start Soon Enough

It’s going to be more than just a little rain to bring South Florida’s water-levels back to where they should be.

CBS4–05/04/2011

Carol Wehle (Photo Source: SFWMD.Gov)

Water District’s Wehle Steps Down

South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Carol Wehle will step down from the post she’s had for six years as the district and others face scrutiny over spending decisions and may see their budgets cut by at least 25 percent.

CBS4–04/14/2011

(AP)

Guide To S. Fla. Water Restrictions

South Florida water managers say drought conditions are worsening from Orlando to the Keys. The South Florida Water Management District says water levels in Lake Okeechobee have dipped below 12 feet above sea level for the first time this year. The lake is South Florida’s primary backup water supply.

CBS4–04/08/2011

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