PALM BEACH POST: JUST IN: New water board not happy about sugar lease on reservoir land, but can deal be rewritten?

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 β€œimmediate” 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.

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