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July 2014: This archive was created to serve as a resource regarding the South Florida Water Management District's acquisition of land owned by the United States Sugar Corporation, an initiative that took place between the years 2008 and 2010. At present, the South Florida Water Management District is not exercising options to purchase more land or negotiating to acquire more land from U.S. Sugar Corporation. District funds are being used to move critical projects forward that utilize lands already in public ownership, including 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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