MIAMI HERALD: In breakthrough for water plan, Gov. Scott endorses reservoir, faster fixes for dike

MIAMI HERALD: Written by Mary Ellen Klas. April 17, 2017.

Gov. Rick Scott added some tension to the feud between the House and Senate over priority legislation Monday and endorsed Senate President Joe Negron’s proposal to build a deep-water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee on existing state lands to reduce the need to discharge polluted water into fragile estuaries.

“This is a big step toward protecting our pristine environment,” the governor said in a rare press conference on a pending legislative issue. “This additional storage, in conjunction with our currently planned projects around the lake, will help reduce harmful discharges to the estuaries in South Florida.”

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