Palm Beach Post: Written by Kimberly Miller. April 11th, 2019.
A controversial lease approved by the ousted board of the South Florida Water Management District is under “immediate” review as new members look at whether the agreement with agriculture giant Florida Crystals can be renegotiated. The eight-year lease, discussed at a Thursday board meeting, allows farming to continue on 16,000 acres slated for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. The above-ground reservoir is expected to reduce harmful lake discharges to the northern estuaries.