Army Corps of Engineers

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Florida water experts said the state needs to store water* and clean up polluted water sources in South Florida. But, state participants in the process continue to bicker over the way forward.

Port Everglades
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Environmental groups are banding in opposition to an Army Corps of Engineers dredging project in south Florida.  They say the expansion of Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades could harm federally protected coral.

Attendees milling around the Army Corps of Engineers' open house.
Nick Evans

The Army Corps of Engineers is developing a water management plan for the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint River system.  But many in north Florida are crying foul, because the plan ignores impacts in Apalachicola Bay.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham speaking with Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Jon Chytka.
Nick Evans

The Apalachicola Bay community is voicing its concerns over a draft water plan issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.  The regulation could have a dramatic impact on the region’s oyster industry.

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The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing new regulations for the Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River but 22 Florida Congressional Delegation members drafted a letter to the Corps, highlighting their concerns for the Apalachicola Bay.