Water Management Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December 1967-January 1968)
Water Management Bulletin
The December 1967 through January 1968 edition of the Water Management Bulletin, which was a publication of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. The district was formed by the Florida Legislature in 1949 to manage the Central and Southern Florida Project, a program created by the U.S. Congress as part of the Flood Control Act (FCA) of 1948). The project had several purposes related to water management: flood control, water conservation, and supply for agricultural and urban use, recreation, navigation, and prevention of saltwater intrusion. To accomplish these goals, the project constructed levees, dikes, and canals throughout Central and South Florida. In 1972, the Florida Water Resources Act divided the state into five water management districts and the Flood Control District became the South Florida Water Management District. Issues discussed in this bulletin include: initiation of the first urban water usage study within the district; hearings held by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) to discuss a proposed Water Resources Plan; the adoption of an alligator mascot by the district; the creation of a traveling steamboat display for educational purposes; a synopsis of the proposed Water Resources Plan; a statement from Robert Padrick, chairman of the district, to the CoE; plans to beautify pumping stations; plans to expand recreational boating canals; plans to clean existing dikes; a resolution seeking protection for alligators; and the observation of an increased number of Everglades kites. The bulletin also contains maps of the district and its constructed and proposed canals and levees.
Original 12-page newsletter: Water Management Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1967: binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 12-page newsletter: Water Management Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2, January 1968.
Is Part Of
Binder 1968, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Coral Gables, Florida
Lake Okeechobee, Florida
Kissimmee River, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Originally published by the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
Copyright to this resource is held by the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"History." South Florida Water Management District. http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20about%20us/history1.
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