Massive West Coast Restoration Project Makes Big Progress
June 23, 2017
LaBelle, FL - Bulldozers have been piling up massive mountains of earth and construction crews have been working since last year to build a restoration project crucial to the health of the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. The C-43 West Basin Reservoir remains on schedule with a steady stream of funding championed by Gov. Rick Scott and Florida House representatives Matt Caldwell, Heather Fitzenhagen, Dane Eagle, Ray Rodrigues, Byron Donalds, Bob Rommel and senators Lizbeth Benacquisto, Kathleen Passidomo and Denise Grimsley.
"I want to thank Gov. Scott and the Southwest Florida delegation members for showing their commitment to our residents by appropriating $106 million to accelerate the construction of the C-43 Reservoir," said South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board member Rick Barber. "This money will expedite the completion of this crucial reservoir project that will capture basin runoff and reduce Lake Okeechobee discharges."