Weekly Water News Review: Reservoirs, Dams, Coastal Restoration, and Infrastructure Investment

Weekly Water News Review

April 21, 2017: Reservoirs, Dams, Coastal Restoration, and Infrastructure Investment

In the last week, we've posted 393 local water articles and technical publications on our state-by-state newsletters. In this installment of the Weekly Water News Review, I present the 5 most interesting posts of the last week (as determined by me, in no particular order):

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Negron's Reservoir Plan Receives Support from Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott lent his approval to a controversial plan to reduce freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee, which includes purchasing agricultural land south of the lake.

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver proposed a long-term agreement with the City of Detroit to provide drinking water to Flint's water system

It was a move away Detroit's water in April 2014 that sparked the water crisis. The plan still needs approval from various state and federal agencies but was praised by Governor Snyder and county officials.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for Louisiana's coast

His goal is to expedite restoration projects along the coast that have stalled due to federal permitting issues. According to the Governor's proclomation, "2,250 square miles of coastal Louisiana is expected to be lost in the next 50 years if no additional action is taken."

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