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Reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges makes U.S. Senate panel’s WRDA water bill

Screenshot of SFWMD’s Lake Okeechobee reservoir project tracker (Photo: CONTRIBUTED BY SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT)

A U.S. Senate committee Tuesday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to “expedite construction of a reservoir” designed to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges.

The project is included in the water resources bill unveiled Tuesday by the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee — six lines in a 202-page document — as a “placeholder.”

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