The tour was led by officials from the South Florida Water Management District including Phil Flood, Lee County Regional Representative.
The C-43 Reservoir Project was the focus of the tour with visits to the Lake Hicpochee Hydrolic Enhancement Project and C-43 Water Quality Treatment and Testing Facility.
Handout from the tour.
C-43 Waste Basin Storage Reservoir Water Quality study
Fact sheet about various issues related to managing water in South Florida
Random fun fact from the tour: Evidence of Snail Kites!
Since 1967, Snail Kites have been designated as endangered by federal and state authorities. They have recently been found on Lake Okeechobee which means that the bird's population and nesting numbers are heading in the right direction. It shows that they have weathered loss caused by development and wetland manipulation by flood control managers.