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 and the South Florida Water Management District are to be applauded, as both agencies acted with diligence and speed, reflecting the importance of the Everglades Reservoir to Florida and to America’s Everglades.
“Time is of the essence in completing this vital project, and we urge the Office of Management and Budget to review and approve it with equal speed so that it can be authorized by Congress.”
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