TCPALM: Letter: The southern reservoir is the one solution with the most impact on lake discharge

TCPalm: Written by Letter to the Editor. February 9, 2017. 

As a Florida resident with a real appreciation of our state’s natural beauty, it is hard for me seeing what has again happened to Lake Okeechobee and surrounding waterways. How many times do we need to be plagued with toxic algae outbreaks for something to be done?

Although many claim that there are various solutions out there to solving this problem, there is only one project that truly has the most impact — the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir. This southern water storage reservoir would open up a new outlet where we could send the water instead of dumping it east and west. The EAA Reservoir provides that new outlet where water can be sent and stored until it is needed in the Everglades and Florida Bay during the dry season.

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