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County trots out ban on horseback surfing | Anna Maria Islander

Florida Reviews Water Quality Limits Every 3 Years. The Public Has Until Friday To Chime In | WUSF

Opinion: Phyllis Saarinen: History repeats itself with Santa Fe River's decline | Gainesville Sun

Protect public health: Demand cyanotoxin standards | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

DeSantis Proposes $91.4 Billion Budget | North Escambia

Two VIPs visit the 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

A tough bargain: Indian River would take over Vero wastewater treatment ... with conditions | TCPalm

Dodgertown Elementary to be under 72-hour boil-water order | TCPalm

Escambia County adds 7 new projects to RESTORE Act plan. Here's what they will do: | Pensacola News Journal

'Ding' Darling gets $5.3K grant for habitat restoration | Florida Weekly

Small, toxic blue-green algae bloom spotted in the Santa Rosa Sound near Gulf Breeze | Pensacola News Journal

Gov. DeSantis’ 4-year, $2.5 billion water-quality plan set to ‘transform Florida’

Florida House looks at cleanup money for Indian River Lagoon

Florida DEP puts new focus on transparency

House chairman ready to move new standalone PFAS bill

DOD funds firefighting foam research for a PFAS-free alternative

Government Accountability Office report: Climate imperils 60% of Superfund sites

U.S. Water Alliance releases new water access report

Battle to restore Chesapeake Bay provides lessons for Great Lakes

Infrastructure project awarded DBIA engineering design feat of the year

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Praised, Criticized On Environmental Spending | CBS Miami

Governor Unveils Wish List For Upcoming Fiscal Year Spending | WFSU

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend big on teachers, environment | News-Press

Red tide off Sarasota County to move south, forecasters say | Herald Tribune

Century Grapples With Unpermitted Sewage Sludge Deliberately Dumped In Pond | North Escambia

Hogans Creek floods parts of downtown Jacksonville streets | Florida Times Union

Emerald Lakes to fill more than 100 acres of wetlands southwest of Palm Bay | Florida Today

Long-planned sewer plant expansion draws new concerns by Hernando neighbors | Tampa Bay Times

Raw sewage spills contaminate two Panama City waterways | My Panhandle

New council members to weigh in on road priorities | Herald Tribune

Perdido Bay comes under microscope: Paradise Squandered takeaways from Part 2 | Pensacola News Journal

Opinion: GUEST EDITORIAL: Protecting the perimeter | Herald Tribune

Study needed to understand red tide, says FWC official | Okeechobee News

“People are Fighting Water Privatization Right Now from Chile to the Rust Belt”

Illinois - ​“How to plug big-time shortfalls in police and fire pension funds? Some cities are selling sewer systems for big bucks”

The New York Times Reports EPA Will Adopt Rule to Require Disclosure of All Data Used to Support Agency Rulemakings​ ​

Will Congress Include PFAS Superfund Provision in Must Pass Defense Bill?​

NRWA and AWWA Send Statement to EPA Urging the Agency NOT to Allow Water Utilities To Be Exposed to Superfund Liability for PFAS That Pass Through Their Utilities​

NRWA, AWWA, NAWC, Conference of Mayors and League of Cities Signed Joint Letter to EPA Urging for Extension of Deadline for Commenting on LCR Revisions​

 EPA’s New Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) - ​“Hope Springs Eternal” ​

Eddy Wants To Scrap Century City Manager Applications, Hire His Former Coworker For Now | North Escambia

Opinion: Editorial: After five years, it's past time to give 'Forever Florida' its due | Ocala Star Banner

Corps to maintain lake flows to river | Okeechobee News

The water’s yellow and no, someone didn’t forget to flush | Sun Sentinel

SCWA: Proposed car storage yard could harm wells | Newsday

EPA is preparing to limit science used to write public health rules

EPA proposes testing methods for 5 additional kinds of PFAS

Infrastructure project awarded DBIA engineering design feat of the year 

Congress close to striking landmark PFAS deal, chairman says

 Gov. DeSantis’ 4-year, $2.5 billion water-quality plan set to ‘transform Florida’

Florida House looks at cleanup money for Indian River Lagoon

Florida DEP puts new focus on transparency

Collier leaders approve $2.35M contract for dredging, beach renourishment | Naples Daily News

Red tide counts remain steady in Southwest Florida; sporadic reports of fish kills | News-Press

CDC lake study comments close November 18 | Okeechobee News

Fishermen protest aquatic plant spraying on Lake Okeechobee | WPTV

$5.3M grant awarded toward Wulfert Bayous restoration | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Corps to maintain current flow from Lake Okeechobee | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Erosion from high tides, rough surf closes Martin County's popular Bathtub Reef Beach | TCPalm

Rubio’s Bipartisan Coral Reef Legislation Receiving Widespread Support | South Dade News Leader



Rural Water Issues Advisory [11/11/2019]

Taxpayers will be responsible when Florida's springs run dry | WFTV

Cold front has little effect on red tide in Southwest Florida | Naples Daily News

Opinion: How the Florida Legislature is addressing algae blooms and sea level rise | Florida Today

Continue the fracking ban fight | Lehigh Acres Citizen

Group Of Researchers: Sand Re-Nourishment Could Be To Blame For Beach-Related Accidents | CBS Miami

Vero link between Atlantic and Indian River Lagoon focus of water quality study by FIT | Florida Today

Southwest Florida lawmakers press for storage, restoration north of Lake Okeechobee | Florida Politics

Indian River County approves $6 million purchase of citrus land for future stormwater park | TCPalm

Local ranchers work to keep water clean | WPTV

Opinion: Florida, are we really this stupid? | TCPalm

Rotary Happenings: SFWMD chair speaks at Rotary Club meeting | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Miami Beach waterways restoration flowing ahead | Miami Today

Residents, experts rally to save our water supply | West Volusia Beacon

Port Richey council draws new plan for canal dredging | Tampa Bay Times

New C-44 STA will help treat local basin runoff | Okeechobee News

DeSantis rolls out water quality website | Fort Myers Beach Observer

Alliance still fighting Lake O misinformation | Okeechobee News

Manatee County's Rye Road project might need additional time | Your Observer

No-swim advisory lifted for Bayfront park | Anna Maria Islander

South Florida continues to combat increase in water main breaks | Local 10

Opinion: Coastal, ocean planning is a must for Florida. Let your voice be heard. | Sun Sentinel

High Concentrations Of Red Tide Causing Fish Kills in Sarasota County | WJCT

Garbage truck falls in sinkhole caused by water main break along U.S. 41 | WINK

Boil Water Notice issued for parts of Callaway | My Panhandle

Last Week’s First-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice

ASDWA Releases EPA’s Extensive SDWA Regulatory Activity List for Next 3 Years

The Water Research Foundation Releases Report on Forms Partnerships Between Utilities

New Hampshire Rural Water’s Executive Director Warns of Public Reaction to Hollywood’s New Water Movie

The New York Times on New Water Book

FDA Announces New Method to Test for PFAS in Food​


Thank you Senator Inhofe - Chairman Inhofe Drops PFAS Provisions from Defense Bill Proposal​

House Committee Passes Clean Water State Revolving Fund Reauthorization​

SFWMD asked to remove conservation easement | Okeechobee News

Lake level holds steady despite releases | Okeechobee News

‘Protect Florida’ website to be updated, expanded | Okeechobee News

Ohio not alone among Great Lakes states struggling to solve algal bloom threat | Plain Dealer

Invasive species short-circuiting benefits from mercury reduction in the Great Lakes

Mercury Source Changes and Food Web Shifts Alter Contamination Signatures of Predatory Fish From Lake Michigan

Plastic pipes inspection methods report now available

Solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability

Cities are missing smart environmental opportunities, says new report

Delving deeper into the response of plants to drought

Simulated sunlight reveals how 98% of plastics at sea go missing each year

Scientists make discovery on coastal water flow

Geoscientist hopes to make induced earthquakes predictable

Melting arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals

Wood-based fiber captures hormones from wastewater

World gets wetter, yet water may become less available

Opinion: Editorial: Bipartisan action needed on climate change | Ocala Star Banner

Wastewater Spill Reported At Gulf Power’s Plant Crist | North Escambia

Personhood for the Caloosahatchee? Some think legal standing could be the river's best hope; event aims to explain | News-Press

Port Orange discontinues online payment system indefinitely | Daytona Beach News-Journal

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Activates C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area | STLNews

State officials cleaning up 10,000 gallon sewage spill in Tom Brown Park | Tallahassee Democrat

Army Corps not concerned about falling Lake Okeechobee levels as dry season hits | Naples Daily News

Ron DeSantis celebrates activation of stormwater treatment area | Florida Politics

High Concentrations Of Red Tide Causing Fish Kills in Sarasota County | WUSF

Archaeologists with drone find bead-making settlements | Tampa Bay Times

The Water Is Already Low At A Florida Freshwater Spring, But Nestlé Wants More | WMFE

Governor announces Everglades restoration milestone | WPTV

Cleaner water coming to St. Lucie River, Indian River Lagoon as SFWMD opens C-44 project | TCPalm

Governor Ron DeSantis, Environmental Leaders Build Wetlands to Protect St. Lucie River from Toxic Algae | WMF

Lake O releases to remain the same, some believe it threatens the SWFL ecosystem | WINK

Coho a bright spot in dismal season for fish | Lewiston Tribune

SFWMD starts public process to revise rules for Everglades, coastal estuaries water quality

Environmentalists urge Florida lawmakers (again) for land money

Senate panel approves Florida Forever funding and fracking ban

Economic analysis could undermine Trump's repeal of Clean Water Rule

EPA weakens rules governing toxic water pollution from coal plants

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, 11,000 scientists say

Fish kills still being reported, coastal birds showing up at animal hospitals as red tide lingers along Southwest Florida coasts | News-Press

Athena Society hears about Florida Climate Reporting Network | WMNF

As red tide creeps north, beach communities fear news coverage will scare people away | WTSP

Opinion: Florida, are we really this stupid? | Tallahassee Democrat

Opinion: Florida's new 'water' website announced by DeSantis needs work | TCPalm

Final flushing week planned | Recorder Online

Appeals Court Upholds Permit Allowing Mosaic To Expand Mining Operations | WUSF



Judge declares Beach Road charter amendment unconstitutional | Your Observer

DeSantis rolls out water quality website | Fort Myers Beach Observer

Northern Everglades rules to change | Okeechobee News

St. Pete Ordinance Could Require Homeowners To Replace Leaky Sewage Pipes | WUSF

Opinion: Despite strong talk, Tallahassee has a lot more to do for Indian River Lagoon | TCPalm

Concern grows over aging pipes after another water main break in Tampa | WFLA

Part of Mills Ave Closed for Three Months | WMFE

Appeals court ruling OKs Mosaic mining expansion in Central Florida | Tampa Bay Times

Excavation Signals Remediation Progress At Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site | WUFT

Soundside Drive housing development cited after citizens find dirt spilling into wetlands | Pensacola News Journal

Proposed water rate to double cost for Grissom, Miami Correctional | Tribune-Star

Opinion: Momentum continues on project #SlowTheFlow | Okeechobee News

EPA OGWDW Regulatory Update

 Opinion: In St. Pete, your sewer line is your responsibility | Tampa Bay Times

Jack Bispham appointed to water district board | Herald Tribune

Miami-Dade Planning Council Keeps In Play Builder Push To Develop Farmland | WLRN

Lee Commissioners vote to expand bacteria testing in Lee County waterways | WINK

Green industry threatens to sue Naples over fertilizer ordinance | Florida Politics

What has the Blue-Green Algae Task Force delivered? | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Gov. DeSantis announces new online water quality resource | WPTV

PHOTOS: Wetlands violations on Soundside Drive | Pensacola News Journal

Manatee County announces stormwater updates for 2020 | Herald Tribune

Opinion: Editorial: DeSantis must stand firm on water issues | Ocala Star Banner

Opinion: Hiaasen: Nestlé wants to leave us high and dry | The Ledger

Florida officials unveil website to monitor water quality | Associated Press

Gov. DeSantis pitches water quality website he says will help public better understand algae blooms, water quality issues | Naples Daily News

City, county discuss staging for Big Pass dredge | Your Observer

Ormond Beach halts septic-to-sewer conversion in the north peninsula | Ormond Beach Observer

Grand Canal muck dredging gets underway | Florida Today

Avoid Lake Silver after algae bloom, Orlando officials say | Orlando Sentinel

Well tests haven't found dangerous levels of firefighting chemical, Navy says | Florida Times Union

Port Richey, Pasco County do battle over delayed federal aid for dredging | Tampa Bay Times

Appeals court upholds phosphate permit | Florida Politics

 INDIAN RIVER LAGOON RESTORATION: Grand Canal Muck Dredging Gets Underway | Space Coast Daily

Trump Administration Proposes Relaxing Rules On Waste From Coal Plants | WJCT

Environmentalists to Legislature: Quit spending land-buying money on admin costs | Tallahassee Democrat

Opinion: 'Water Less' to save water, help sustain our water supply | TCPalm

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Disagreement over conservation spending squeezes long-running land program | Politico

The city of Gulf Breeze is considering selling Tiger Point Golf Course, again. Here's why: | Pensacola News Journal

Advocates say Florida lawmakers still fail to implement land conservation program | Florida Times Union

Opinion: Despite strong talk, Tallahassee has a lot more to do for Indian River Lagoon | Florida Today

Miccosukee Tribe opposes EAA reservoir | Okeechobee News

House Committee Passes Clean Water State Revolving Fund Reauthorization

Thank you Senator Inhofe - Chairman Inhofe Drops PFAS Provisions from Defence Bill Proposal


FDA Announces New Method to Test for PFAs in Food

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Releases Draft Background Document on Chromium in Drinking Water

Weekend Earthquakes Hits Kansas and Oklahoma

California Water District to Hold First Board Member Election in 43 Years, This Week

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 383,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota

California Mobile Home Park Ordered to Submit Compliance Plan, Provide Free Alternative Source of Water

Red tide getting stronger off Sanibel, southwest Florida coasts

Environmental effects of Hurricane Michael will linger, experts say

King tides are a glimpse into future with rising seas. For many, flooding is the new normal

Nov. 7 hearing set in Georgia-Florida water case over river basin

Patented technology selectively filters perchlorate from water

Antibiotic-resistant genes found in recycled wastewater

Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children

Rising seas will erase more cities by 2050, new research shows

Method removes one of the main toxins in water used for bitumen extraction

Climate change is making El Niños more intense

Water yield from forest thinning depends on how, where and how much

Why plants panic when it rains

Putting Europe's Water Framework Directive to the test

New method of extracting hydrogen from water captures renewable energy

Glacial rivers absorb carbon faster than rainforests, scientists find

Calculating 'run and tumble' behavior of bacteria in groundwater

Harmful staph, bacteria in Hilo Bay increase with rainfall runoff

Stanford study casts doubt on carbon capture

What’s ahead for N.J.: More tidal flooding, more battering from hurricanes?

Compliance News

From the Extension: Algal blooms are common in Florida's water bodies | Daily Commercial

Lawsuits over a revised WOTUS start long, muddy legal battle

Environmental effects of Hurricane Michael will linger, experts say

King tides are a glimpse into future with rising seas. For many, flooding is the new normal

Nov. 7 hearing set in Georgia-Florida water case over river basin

Can hurricanes cause earthquakes? FSU study says absolutely

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces Additional Regional Public Workshops for Mitigation Funds

Contractors make headway on Park Shore beach renourishment | Naples Daily News

Seminoles oppose reservoir near reservation | Okeechobee News

Sierra Club sees Urgency for Florida Climate Change Discussions | South Dade News Leader

Opinion: OUR VIEW/QUICK TAKES: A solid move on Deltona water | Daytona Beach News-Journal

Wekiva septic conversion stinks for homeowners but it may save the springs | Orlando Sentinel

JEA outlines timeline for phaseout of 65,000 septic tanks in 3 communities | News4Jax

Opinion: Letters to the Editor: Nov. 1, 2019 | TCPalm

Will red tide bloom travel north toward Tampa Bay? | WFLA

What the climate’s ‘new normal’ is doing to Lake Superior | MinnPost

Tracking Water Quality, Researchers Use National Database On Drinking Water Violations | Utah Public Radio

What are those orange drift cards floating in the Indian River Lagoon? Science, not trash | TCPalm

Septic Tank Archives | Navarre Press

County hoping for almost $7 million in RESTORE money to move effluent off Navarre Beach | Gulf Breeze News

Judge ready to wade into water war | Panama City News Herald

I-TEAM: Northside residents still on septic tanks fed up with broken promises | News4Jax

Keys water supply keeps on pumping through aquifers | Key West Citizen

Nature's Cove groundwater under scrutiny due to dump next door | Gulf Breeze News

Red tide in South Sarasota County reversing direction | Herald Tribune

SCCF wraps up record-breaking sea turtle season | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Opinion: How Southwest Florida's business community got woke about water | News-Press

James Buchanan seeks $7M plus for water, education efforts in Sarasota County | Florida Politics