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On Oct. 12, 2010, the South Florida Water Management District completed closing on an acquisition of 26,800 acres of land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation for restoration purposes. The acquisition contract included various options for purchase of additional lands for up to 10 years. This archive provides an array of materials related to this initiative.

At present, District funds are being directed toward construction of critically important projects on lands already in public ownership. These include Restoration Strategies projects as well as the Caloosahatchee River (C‑43) West Basin and Indian River Lagoon – South C‑44 reservoirs. Collectively, these projects address the District's restoration priorities of restoring water quality in the Everglades, as agreed to by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Interior, as well as sending water south of Lake Okeechobee and reducing damaging excess water flows to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries.

Acquisition Timeline 2008-2010 [PDF]
Closing Documents, October 12, 2010 »
Information about the August 2010 Amended Acquisition »
Acquisition Documents: Contracts and Due Diligence
Presentations and Discussions
Restoration Project Planning
Resolutions, Letters, Proposals and Legal Proceedings
News Releases, Maps, Fact Sheets, eNewsletters and Photos
Guest Opinions, Editorials and News Articles
Public Records Requests


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