Sunday, September 16, 2018

Video released by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

Below is one of the latest videos issued by SFWMD. The District is communicating directly with the public and educating the press and news media as well.

Note the press release following the video about the District’s YouTube Channel: “SFWMD TV will help further educate public on District’s core missions”.* About this most recent video:

Robert Verrastro, SFWMD Principal Hydrogeologist, gives an update on Emergency Estuary Protection Wells [emphasis added] that would use deep injection technology to move excess stormwater 3,000 feet underground into the “boulder zone” to help protect the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries from damaging federal Lake Okeechobee flood-control discharges.

On the right in this video
is District spokesman Randall Smith:

Press Release (two excerpts).

West Palm Beach, FL — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has unveiled its new YouTube channel, entitled SFWMD TV. This new website further expands the public's ability to learn more about what SFWMD is doing to manage water and protect 8.1 million residents from flooding.
     “Educating and keeping the public informed is a crucial piece of our mission at the District,” said SFWMD Chairman Federico Fernandez. “This Board wants to provide as many different channels as possible for the public to access information and learn more about our work and the accomplishments that impact their everyday lives.”

and. . .

     The channel also includes interviews with SFWMD Python Hunters who are participating in the Governing Board's wildly successful Python Elimination Program by fighting the spread of the invasive Burmese python that threatens the Everglades.
     More videos will be added as they are produced by SFWMD staff to educate the public. Most live events conducted by SFWMD will be broadcast on the YouTube channel or Facebook Live.

End of press release.

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The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida’s water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.