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Deep injection wells not the answer to state’s water problems

Thursday, June 28, 2018

South Florida has again been dealt too much rainfall, too early in the year. With few options, water managers are faced again with terrible choices: either stacking water in a lake whose dike can’t safely hold it or releasing it into an ecosystem that can’t survive it. Nothing lays bare the shortfalls of our flood management … Read More

House Passes Bipartisan Water Bill – Everglades Reservoir Another Step Closer to the Finish Line

Thursday, June 7, 2018

PALMETTO BAY, Fla. — Late Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) by a vote of 408-2, which includes a path forward for authorization of the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir (Everglades reservoir).   Once constructed, the reservoir will store up to 78.2 billion gallons of excess water … Read More

Statement from Shannon Estenoz on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approval of SFWMD Everglades Reservoir Plan

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Everglades Foundation COO Shannon A. Estenoz today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of plans for the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir (Everglades Reservoir). “We are pleased the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the plans submitted by the South Florida Water Management District for the Everglades Reservoir. “The Army Corps of Engineers … Read More

House, Senate Committees OK Water Bill with Everglades Reservoir

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 2018 Water Resources Development Act has just cleared both the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with language including the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir and a Post-Authorization Change Report to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CEPP) that will enable construction of the project. The measures will authorize … Read More