TCPALM: Guest column: We can't afford not to build Everglades ag area reservoir

TCPALM: November 3, 2016. Written by Erik Eikenberg.

Much has been made of the devastating environmental effects of toxic discharges of Lake Okeechobee water into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, but little has been said about the importance of increased water storage to Florida’s economy.

The untreated water gives rise to regular outbreaks of smelly, slimy algae that has suffocated sea grass and killed game fish, wildlife and even domestic pets that consumed it.

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