TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Governor Ron DeSantis, along with several other Florida officials, announced progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project.
The governor’s announcement took place Thursday morning at the Stormwater Treatment Area 1 East in Wellington.
According to Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board unanimously approved an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that keeps the Corps on track to begin federal construction on the reservoir component this year.
The EAA Reservoir Project is one of the most important Everglades restoration projects for reducing harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and sending more clean water south to the Everglades.
You can listen to the full announcement in the video player above.