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Updated: 03/02/2014 06:04:06PM

From putrid to pristine

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF VENICE

Flamingo Ditch before a city restoration project.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF VENICE

This is the Flamingo Ditch post-restoration. The condition of the ditch can be seen in the photo immediately below.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF VENICE

Deertown Gulley prior to restoration.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF VENICE

A post-restoration view of Deertown Gulley.

By BOB MUDGE

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City of Venice Stormwater Engineer James Clinch had good news for the Environmental Advisory Board Wednesday: Restoration of two of the outfalls that carry stormwater to the Gulf of Mexico is substantially complete well under budget.

The city’s original plans for Flamingo Ditch, outfall No. 5, and Deertown Gully, outfall No. 8, both in the Golden Beach area of the island, included pumping systems, Clinch said, with the Flamingo Ditch project alone budgeted at $1.1 million.

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