Brighton Valley Dispersed Water Management

   September 18, 2020    

By South Florida Water Management District

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Lykes Bros. Inc. Celebrates Completion of Water Quality Improvement Project North of Lake Okeechobee.

Brighton Valley Dispersed Water Management, a priority of Governor Ron DeSantis, is a public- private partnership with Lykes Bros. Inc. to provide important water storage and treatment north of Lake Okeechobee. The project pumps excess water from the C-41A Canal, an estimated 40,000 acre-ft of water per year, anticipated to remove approximately 3.2 metric tons of phosphorus and 27 metric tons of nitrogen annually before it enters Lake Okeechobee. Project funding was provided by the Legislature and is one of six regionally significant water quality improvement projects under the Northern Everglades Public Private Partnership program.

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