SFWMD Receives Federal Review Assessment of Proposed EAA Storage Reservoir Plan
The South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) conducted a study to achieve the goals that address the need for additional water storage, treatment and conveyance south of Lake Okeechobee. The goals of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir project are to reduce damaging discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the northern estuaries by providing additional water storage, treatment and conveyance south to the Everglades where the water is needed. The Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) reviewed the study to determine feasibility and compliance with federal laws and regulations and determined the SFWMD’s plan for the EAA Storage Reservoir is feasible. The SFWMD received the ASA’s assessment on May 31, 2018.