Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

Flood relief

Fearing disaster, Army Corps diverts Everglades water


The C-44 Canal is seen in the foreground. A plan to move more water into Everglades National Park has the potential to help move some excess Lake Okeechobee water south rather than east to the St. Lucie River. ERIC HASERT

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Sun Sentinel

Fearing an ecological disaster in Florida, federal officials agreed to start draining about 10,000 gallons of water per second out of the flooded Everglades water conservation areas. The action by the Army Corps of Engineers will help the tree islands that provide the high ground needed by wildlife in order to survive. Record levels of rainfall have caused the conservation area to be about a foot higher than it should be.

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Trio of Gulf states try to block Clean Water Rule

Law 360

Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the EPA's Clean Water Rule, citing a likelihood to succeed on the merits and concern that a nationwide stay could soon be dissolved. Further, they claim the injunction is warranted because the Army Corps of Engineers acknowledged that the rule will not survive judicial scrutiny.

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Water Research Foundation celebrates 50th year

Water Research Foundation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Water Research Foundation. First envisioned in 1955, the AWWA Research Foundation was officially incorporated on Dec. 5, 1966. In 1987, the subscription program for water utilities began, an innovation that has allowed WRF to become the industry leader in water research.

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