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SFWMD Finalizes “Restoration Strategies”

The EPA and the State of Florida reach agreement on the development of “Restoration Strategies” to ensure compliance with water quality standards for the Everglades Protection Area.  The plan calls for the creation of 6,500 acres of new STAs and Flow Equalization Basins (FEBs) to provide an additional 116,000 acre-feet of temporary water storage and water treatment.  FEBs are intended to attenuate peak stormwater flow, temporarily store the water, and release it into the STAs.