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Lee County to continue water agreement with U.S. Geological Society

Posted: 7:51 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 07:51:09-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Lee County leaders have signed off on a joint funding agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey for collection of water quality and flow data at 12 waterways.

The county will contribute just under $140,000 for the program, which will begin October 1st.

The program includes reading of continuous stage recorders and groundwater levels in several Lee County watersheds including:
-Briarcliff Ditch
-Gator Slough
-Imperial River
-Orange River
-Spring Creek
-Estero River
-Six Mile Cypress Creek
-Popash Creek
-Telegraph Creek
-Ten Mile Canal
-Whiskey Creek

The data collected helps with several things, like the Lee County Surface Water Management Master Plan, and information for floods and storm response.