Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades

An Independent Technical Review by the University of Florida Water Institute, March 2015

University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-25

144 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2015

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Mary Jane Angelo

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This report provides a review of relevant plans, projects and related technical documents as part of a broader effort to evaluate options to move more fresh water from Lake Okeechobee to the Everglades. The review was stimulated, in large part, by concern that recent regulatory releases of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries have resulted in substantial negative ecological and economic impacts. Findings and opinions expressed herein are the collective work of a team of faculty affiliated with the University of Florida Water Institute and are based solely on pre-existing information.

Keywords: Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, freshwater, St. Lucie Estuary, Caloosahatchee Estuary, Everglades Protection Area

Suggested Citation

Angelo, Mary Jane, Options to Reduce High Volume Freshwater Flows to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Move More Water from Lake Okeechobee to the Southern Everglades (2015). An Independent Technical Review by the University of Florida Water Institute, March 2015 ; University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 15-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2687498

Mary Jane Angelo (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States
352-273-0944 (Phone)
352-392-3005 (Fax)

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