Water-Related News

Watershed Restoration funding will ‘bring life back to Lake Okeechobee’

The House and the Senate have now squared away $50 million in funding for the Watershed Restoration Project north of Lake Okeechobee.

Several anglers spoke out on behalf of the project during an April trip to the Capitol. At that point, the House had not yet agreed to the $50 million being allotted in the Senate budget.

Now, with both chambers in agreement, a line-item veto from Gov. Ron DeSantis is the only thing standing between the money and upgraded water storage capacity.

“This project north of the lake, in my opinion, is a very important key to solving a lot of the water issues in the state,” said professional angler Scott Martin.

“It will allow [the lake] to rise slower, and we’ll be able to regulate the water levels of the lake much better.”