Oct. 12, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today announced that it is moving forward with two major components of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the congressionally approved plan to move more water south.
"We have the funds, we have the plan, what we don't have is time when it comes to protecting these valuable resources," said SFWMD Executive Director Ernie Marks. "As the state leader in Everglades restoration, this District must step up to protect the Everglades and complete components of CEPP that will ultimately send more water south to Florida Bay."
Marks briefed SFWMD Governing Board members at their regular monthly business meeting on Thursday about the progress being made concerning the implementation of CEPP. Marks announced that the District will begin design of the new water control structure, which will be located next to the existing S-333 structure in western Miami-Dade County.