TC PALM: Don't do half-baked job on Everglades reservoir

TC Palm: Written by Editorial Board. February 2, 2018.

There's a danger, when talking about plans for a new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, of letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Even the smallest of the leading proposals drafted by the South Florida Water Management District would provide some relief to our region during wet years, cutting discharges from Lake Okeechobee — water sometimes laden with blue-green algae that proliferates into toxic blooms downstream — by more than 50 percent.

That's not nothing.

But for a region too often choked by those toxic algae blooms, it simply isn't enough.

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