Water Storage & Quality Issues
This article summarizes some of the well-meaning actions that were taken, each of which had the unintended consequence of driving deterioration of the Everglades.
Date published 2/10/22
The multi-year LOSOM project may finally be finished.
Date published 12/23/21
This article discusses Florida’s challenges and opportunities relative to rulemaking for the treatment of stormwater.
Date published 10/14/21
This article provides an update on Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force.
Date published 9/16/21
This article explains why LOSOM may be detrimental to the Refuge.
Date published 6/10/21
This article provides an update on some threats and opportunities relative to our water resources.
Date published 4/8/21
The Army Corps of Engineers is attempting to incorporate the risk of Harmful Algal Blooms into the new manual for managing releases out of Lake Okeechobee.
Date published 12/17/20
This article provide an update on some previously discussed water-related legal issues and projects and it identifies some others that we need to watch carefully.
Date published 11/26/20
This article discusses the complex process of improving the quantity and quality of the water in the Caloosahatchee River watershed.
Date published 11/05/20
This article explains some of the reasons why it is so difficult to change the guidelines for how water is released out of Lake O.
Date published 8/6/20
This video shows people of all ages how adding fertilizer (& extra nutrients) to water can cause more algal growth than water without extra nurtients added. This experiment is shown on a small scale but speaks volumes for our Florida water quality issues.
Date published 6/18/20
A look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of some key water-related activities
Date published 6/11/20
This article gives a current assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the quantity and quality of our water resources.
Date published 5/21/20
Date published 4/3/20
Date published 3/19/20
The article provides a comparison of some of Florida’s national wildlife refuges.
Date published 3/5/20
This is a video of a session at the 2020 Everglades Coalition Conference that focused on the impact that Florida’s national wildlife refuges have on Everglades restoration.
This article provides insight into the activities of the Red Tide Task Force.
Date published 1/9/20
This article explains why some key water-related projects are inherently lengthy.
Date published 12/26/19
This article answers several fundamental questions about red tide.
Date published 11/28/19
What has the Blue-Green Algae Task Force Delivered?
This article summarizes the key recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force.
Date published 10/31/19
Putting additional land into conservation is an important way to improve water quality.
Date published 9/19/19
This article identifies a great example of the type of local projects that can significantly impact water quality.
Date published 8/8/19
In June 2019, the SFWMD presented a webinar on the status of CERP. The webinar begins at roughly 13 minutes into the video.
Date published 7/25/19
This article summarizes the status of key water-quality initiatives.
Date published 6/13/19
This article discusses recent initiatives that have the potential to improve water quality. It also identifies places where additional work still needs to be done.
Date published 5/16/19
This video was created in October 2018. It contains a discussion of water quality issues by Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resources Policy Director, SCCF; James Evans, Director of Natural Resources, Sanibel; and Kevin Ruane, Mayor of Sanibel.
Solving our water quality issues requires creating more water storage. Dispersed water management may be an effective means.
Date published: 3/14/19
My Water Daily is a compilation of stories about water quality in Florida that is distributed via email. The link above points to where people can sign up to receive these updates.
Florida Weekly article explores the early economic impacts of the troubled summer of 2018, marketing vs. advocacy.
Date published: 8/15/18
This article discusses the causes of the 2018 south Florida algae blooms and contains numerous references.
Date published: July 2018
This document, authored by James Evans, Director of Natural Resources, Sanibel, provides a detailed overview of water management issues in the Caloosahatchee watershed.
Published: July 2016
This video, created by the South Florida Water Management District, discusses the purpose of the C-43 Reservoir and provides a progress update.
Posted: December 2017
This video provides an update from the South Florida Water Management District on the progress of the EAA Reservoir.
Published: December 2017
This article discusses the historic water flow within Florida, the factors that changed that flow, and what that means to the Refuge.
Date published: 2/14/19
The completion of the EAA reservoir has the potential to significantly improve the quality of water that surrounds the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Date published: 11/22/18
As was dramatically demonstrated in the summer of 2018, both blue-green algae and red tide pose a significant ecological threat to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Date published: 9/6/18