Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2414FY0001

North Palm Beach County Water Management Plan Implementation












Frank Finch


South Florida Water Management District











Project Title:

North Palm Beach County Water Management Plan Implementation

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 2:03:50 PM












Ken Pruitt














Statewide Interest:

Intended to meet documented statewide need,produce measurable result, has tangible community support













South Florida Water Management District


Frank Bernardino


PO Box 24682

Contact Phone:

(305) 729-3643



West Palm Beach 33416-4682

















Palm Beach














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Project Description:








This project will create a Lake Okeechobee diversion route to minimize adverse estuarine discharges, improve public utility water deliveries and optimize the ecological health of the environmentally sensitive systems in northern Palm Beach County.  Once completed, the project will facilitate the delivery of runoff normally discharged to tide to enhance environmental and public water supplies for all of northern Palm Beach County, including the Loxahatchee River, a nationally designed Wild and Scenic River.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Increased certainty of being able to meet water supply demands through 2020, while improving existing levels of local flood protection, increased flexibility in managing Lake Okeechobee stages thereby improving the health of the Lake's littoral zone.  The Loxahatchee Slough Flowway Improvements project will enhance thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive lands (West Palm Beach Water Catchment Area/Loxahatchee River) in northern Palm Beach County and provide deliveries of fresh water needed to meet Minimum Flows and Levels for the Loxahatchee River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River.  Construction of these improvements will result in attainment of 81% of the designated target Minimum Flow and Level.











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


YesNon-recurring Construction



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Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Loxahatchee River Min. Flow & Level Recovery Plan, SFWMD Lower East Coast Regional Water Supply Plan











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?