Homeowners in The Acreage who nervously watched flood waters creep up the sides of a decrepit levee after Tropical Storm Isaac last year are slated to get a second levee, built to strict post-Hurricane Katrina standards, courtesy of Florida taxpayers.
Officials of the South Florida Water Management District unveiled the project at a meeting Thursday. They explained that Gov. Rick Scott tasked the district with designing and building the new levee, even though most of the existing levee is owned and maintained by the Indian Trail Improvement District. Homeowners in the Indian Trail District will not pay for the new levee because it will be built on the north side of the existing dike — on state-owned land in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.
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