Water-Related News

Army Corps issues permit for Lake O reservoir

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a federal permit allowing construction to move forward on the stormwater treatment area (STA) of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir project.

“I look forward to construction starting as soon as possible,” DeSantis said on Twitter. “The project is not only essential for Everglades restoration, it will also create hundreds of jobs.

A spokesperson for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) told the media work on the area would begin Monday.

The STA is aimed to be completed by 2023, while the the overall reservoir has a target completion date in 2028.

The EAA reservoir will aim to store water, which can then serve agricultural and urban areas in need.