Monthly Archives: October 2011

What’s good for agriculture is good for Florida(?)

This week, the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture enthusiastically welcomed attendees to his department’s “Energy Summit.” Adam Putnam stayed far away from any use of the anathematized phrase “climate change.” For example,rather than say that the state “Energy and Climate Commission” … Continue reading

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October 25, 1913: “Entirely practicable” to drain the Everglades

(Continuing my practice this week of being a few days off on historical anniversaries), it was on October 25, 2021 that the Florida Everglades Engineering Commission advised that draining the Everglades was both “entirely practicable” and inexpensive: Well, no. The … Continue reading

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Oct. 25, 1974: West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority

The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority was formed on October 25, 1974. The original Water Resources Act of 1972 had not included provisions for such regional authorities so this was the first major amendment to the new framework of … Continue reading

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Oct. 23, 1962: Congress authorizes the “Four River Basins” Project

On October 23, 2021 Congress authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to commence work on the “Four River Basins” Project. Regional floods in the Tampa Bay region were a major impetus for the project. The Southwest Florida Water Management was … Continue reading

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Partying at the Southwest Florida Water Management District

Governor Scott just appointed Mr. Randy Maggard to a seat on the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He will serve under the Chairmanship of Mr. Paul Senft, Jr.  Both are Republican Party officials. Haggard is the … Continue reading

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