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Public meeting to review LOWRP Aquifer Storage and Recovery Science Plan

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WEST PALM BEACH – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be host a public online meeting on Dec. 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to present the details of an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Science Plan.

Eight clusters of 10 ASRs each are included in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) which is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and SFWMD. In order the “fast track” plans for more water storage north of Lake Okeechobee, the state has allocated $100 million to SFWMD to start work on the LOWRP ASRs.

The Science Plan has been developed to support the implementation of ASR technology as a component of the greater Everglades Restoration, and specifically formulated in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address uncertainties previously identified by the National Research Council during a review of previous regional Everglades Restoration ASR studies.