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Technical review of options to move water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades ,
In response to stakeholder concerns about the timing and completion of South Florida Ecosystem restoration, the 2014 Florida Senate authorized the UF Water Institute to conduct an independent technical review of options to reduce damaging discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries and move water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades. The interdisciplinary team, comprised of Professors Wendy Graham (hydrology), Mary Jane Angelo (law), Tom Frazer (freshwater and marine ecosystem ecology), Peter Frederick (wetlands ecology), Karl Havens (limnology) and Ramesh Reddy (soil science and biogeochemistry), delivered their report to the Senate on March 1, 2015. Click here to review the report.
UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.