Florida Lake Report Stirs Old Fears

Sawyer, Tom
May 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/15/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p10
Trade Publication
This article reports that an independent assessment of the 143-mile-long dike surrounding Florida's Lake Okeechobee is raising alarm in the towns clustered around the lake, in the governor's office and in the halls of the U.S. Congress. The assessment sounding the alarm was prepared for the South Florida Water Management District by BCI Engineers & Scientists of Lakeland, Florida. It is an expert review of documentation of the design, construction, monitoring, repairs and maintenance of the dike.


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