Latest South Florida Water Management District Stories

2014-04-15 23:06:18

Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm with four offices in Florida, has been awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts by two of Florida’s water management districts: the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm with four offices in Florida, has been awarded Indefinite...

2010-03-31 18:15:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal District Court Judge Federico Moreno today renewed the potential for Everglades restoration to become a reality by ordering the South Florida Water Management District to resume and complete construction of the A-1 reservoir, one of 68 projects authorized under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Construction commenced on the massive 16,700-acre reservoir, the largest in the world, in 2006 as part of former Gov. Jeb...

2009-05-08 14:48:00

AMENDED TERMS OF ACQUISITION PROTECT RURAL JOBS AND ENVIRONMENT CLEWISTON, Fla., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the U.S. Sugar Corporation today approved the amended contract terms for the South Florida Water Management District's acquisition of the Company's land in two affordable phases that enable the Company to continue its operations. "Our Board approved the revised acquisition approach implementing Governor Crist's bold vision for our property. While the vision and...

2009-04-01 11:03:00

AFFORDABLE TWO-STEP ACQUISITION PROTECTS JOBS AND ENVIRONMENT AMIDST STRUGGLING ECONOMY CLEWISTON, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Sugar Corporation agreed to the proposed amended terms for the South Florida Water Management District's acquisition that allow the District to acquire the Company's land in two smaller phases and enable the Company to continue its operations. "The Governor's bold vision for our property remains the same as announced in June. We're just being realistic in...

2009-03-10 17:55:30

Declining tax revenues in Florida have put a $13.4 billion environmental land acquisition at risk, the state Senate's chief budget representative said. Republican state Sen. J.D. Alexander questioned whether the state can afford this deal, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The South Florida Water Management District, which draws funding from property tax revenues, may have trouble paying the estimated $100 million annual debt payments required in a deal to purchase land from U.S. Sugar Corp....

2008-10-09 15:00:19

The tumultuous economic environment has put wrinkles in a $1.75 billion environmental purchase in Florida, officials said. The state's June proposal to purchase 187,000 South Florida acres from U.S. Sugar was viewed as a historic environmental coup with the potential to restore natural habitats from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. As credit markets have collapsed, however, the deal is viewed differently, The Miami Herald reported Thursday. In one measure of the new financial...

2008-07-12 06:00:16

By Andy Reid, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 12--The Miccosukee Tribe on Friday called for a federal judge to force South Florida water managers to finish building a massive reservoir intended for Everglades restoration. The tribe contends that the state's $1.75 billion bid to buy out U.S. Sugar derailed the long-promised reservoir in western Palm Beach County, violating an agreement to corral and clean up polluted water headed to the Everglades. Water managers suspended construction...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jun. 30--Despite the fears of rural communities of a body blow to their economies, the South Florida Water Management District gave unanimous approval Monday to the blockbuster plan for acquiring U.S. Sugar and using the company's land to help restore the Everglades. The district's governing board voted 6-0 to begin detailed negotiations with the company and to spend money for appraisals and environmental assessments, with the deal expected...

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