Sept. 14, 2018

S FWMD unveils new educational video 
about lake management and its impacts on South Florida

Click on the image to watch the latest educational video from SFWMD entitled "Who Relies on Lake Okeechobee?"

West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled a new video to educate the public about management of Lake Okeechobee.
 
The video, "Who Relies on Lake Okeechobee?", was shown to the public at the SFWMD Governing Board's regular monthly meeting on Thursday. The video explains the role of Lake Okeechobee on the landscapes of South Florida from flood control to water supply and environmental restoration. The video can be seen by clicking HERE.
 
"Lake Okeechobee is often referred to as the 'liquid heart of the Everglades.' The management of this 730-square-mile lake impacts each and every one of the 8.1 million residents we serve," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. "Videos like this help better explain water manager decisions that address the complex interactions between stakeholder needs and using the lake as a resource."
 
The Lake Okeechobee video is the latest online platform created by SFWMD to further public access to information. The District has also recently created the SFWMD TV YouTube channel for informational videos, the Strategic Projects Interactive Map to keep the public updated on progress on key projects, Open Data Portal Website for public access to the District's geospatial data, the Restoration and Cost sharing tracking website to help public track the status of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir Project and how much the state and federal governments have invested in major projects to restore Florida's Everglades and the Managing High Water website that provides public access to information on steps being taken to address the current high water emergency situation.
 
Visit SFWMD's website at www.sfwmd.gov
Media Contact: 
Randy Smith  |   rrsmith@sfwmd.gov    |  Office: 561-682-2800  |  Cell: 561-389-3386
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida's water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

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