SFWMD to protect and restore the Everglades and coastal estuaries
West Palm Beach, FL — At a public hearing tonight, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $720.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015). The annual budget funds the agency’s core flood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore and protect the South Florida ecosystem.
“This budget allows us to continue operating and refurbishing the regional water control system and puts state funding to work to benefit our state’s natural areas, including the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, coastal estuaries and the Everglades,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Daniel O’Keefe. “With our agency-wide commitment to efficient operations, District millage rates have been reduced for the fourth year in a row.”
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