TC PALM: Lake Okeechobee reservoir to cut discharges approved by SFWMD; heads to Army Corps

TC PALM: Written by Tyler Treadway. March 8, 2018.

A proposal to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges will soon be on its way to the head of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The South Florida Water Management District board Thursday unanimously approved a design for the project developed over the last several months by district scientists and engineers.

The project's plans are to be given to Ryan Fisher, who heads the Corps as acting assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, by March 30.

Corps to Congress
The Corps is scheduled to review and forward the plans to Congress for inclusion in the upcoming Water Resources and Development Act by Oct. 1.

"We'll push hard for congressional approval and appropriation," said Matt Morrison, the district's head of federal policy and coordination who led the design and planning for the project.

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