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SFWMD picks smaller reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges; water quality questioned

An aerial view of land proposed for a reservoir to store excess Lake Okeechobee water in the original version of Senate Bill 10 is seen March 24, 2017, on a tour with South Florida Water Management District.

Good things come in small — if 17,000 acres can be considered small — packages, according to the South Florida Water Management District.

After considering five options for a reservoir to cut harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges, the water district will proceed with the smaller of the two “best buys,” staff told the board Thursday in Orlando.



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