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The water bodies within Weston are an integral part of the City's water management system. The water bodies provide storage for storm water runoff from roadways and other non-pervious areas. In the event of a known major storm event water bodies will be lowered to accommodate the increased runoff, and over time, the water bodies will be returned to their normal levels as the excess water from the storm event is pumped to the Everglades or the Atlantic Ocean. The vegetation in the water bodies adjacent to the banks are known as "littoral shelves", which provides food and nesting habitats for the birds, insects and fish indigenous to the area, and also acts as a cleansing area for the water running off the banks. Introduction of pollutants or other foreign matters into water bodies or the catch basins that flow to the water bodies is a violation of various laws and subject to prosecution.