Water district to move Native American bones back to ancient site in Everglades

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By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Three years after the South Florida Water Management District infuriated the Seminole tribe by allowing archaeologists to exhume and relocate the ancient remains of 56 men, women and children to make way for an Everglades restoration project, the… Read more »

Water district renews Okeechobee official’s daughter’s lease on public land …

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By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Without public notice, without competitive bidding and a full four months before a cattle-grazing lease was to expire, the South Florida Water Management District in December granted the daughter of the Okeechobee County property appraiser a 10-year extension… Read more »

Language change in state bill would keep reclaimed water in districts’ control

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By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type Environmentalists battling a bill they feared would lead to the privatization of Florida’s water supply exhaled today after a House committee approved an amendment that will not change the definition of public water. “It is a victory,” said… Read more »

County has driest January on record

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By Christine Stapleton Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Post a Comment E-mail Print Larger Type Small Type January was uncommonly good for tourism but the record-setting lack of rain has water managers on edge. Water levels remain adequate, despite what was the driest January since record-keeping began in 1932. A mere 0.16 inches of rain… Read more »