Public invited to comment on EAA reservoir plan

Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee continue to move forward. The public had another chance to ask questions and comment on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project June 27 at a meeting in Clewiston sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Similar meetings took place June 26 in LeHigh and June […]

Federal funding for EAA reservoir could be delayed

Plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee could face funding delays. While Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James found the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir plan feasible, the review assessment submitted to the Office of Management and Budget also imposed conditions for implementation. “I have determined that the project identified in […]

Reservoir work is many years away

“Live your lives.” That was the advice given by Marcy Zehnder of South Florida Water Management District Real Estate Division to those who own property in the footprint of a reservoir proposed as part of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Plan. It could be 5 to 10 years — or longer — before any property […]