EAA reservoir rule-making meeting is July 14

WEST PALM BEACH — A public rule-making workshop on the EAA A-2 reservoir water reservation is set for July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. online via Zoom Webinar. Preregistration is required at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y9fAqf4HScqeEoJtHGO5hg. This workshop is the first to be held by the district for review of rule-making activities for the proposed Everglades […]

EAA reservoir water to be reserved for environment

WEST PALM BEACH — An average 375,000 acre-feet of “new water” will flow annually to the Everglades when the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir is complete, according to information shared at the EAA Reservoir Peer Review session held online on May 29. Don Medellin, of the South Florida Water Management District, moderated the session. He […]

Zoom meeting to review EAA reservoir plan

WEST PALM BEACH – The South Florida Water Management District will host a Zoom webinar about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir on May 29, starting at 9 a.m. To register for the workshop, go to zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgiYke4tSgaNTrH_3d9dDQ. This session is for review of the 2020 independent scientific peer review conducted to critically assess the technical […]

Corps: EAA reservoir still ‘full steam ahead’

JACKSONVILLE — Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg claims funding for the EAA reservoir is in jeopardy, but according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the reservoir project has not been delayed. “Mind-numbing bureaucracy and red tape cannot stand in the way of restoring the Everglades and protecting the economy of America’s third-largest state,” said […]

Will EAA reservoir funding be diverted to other projects?

WEST PALM BEACH — Concerns about the financing for the Everglades Restoration Area (EAA) reservoir were voiced during the May 7 meeting of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. Due to the concerns about COVID-19, the meeting was held online via Zoom. Howard Gonzales of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District said $235 […]

Site work starts on EAA reservoir STA

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Site work on the stormwater treatment area (STA) for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir began last week. On April 30, Gov. Ron DeSantis, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that site work has begun for the 6,500-acre STA. “Today marks […]

Permit OK green-lights work on EAA Stormwater Treatment Area

“I’m pleased to report that South Florida Water Management received the final federal permit to begin on site work for the EAA Reservoir Project. I look forward to construction starting as soon as possible. The project is not only essential for Everglades restoration, it will also create hundreds of jobs,” Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted on […]

Appeals court ruling favorable to EAA reservoir plan

OKEECHOBEE — State funding for the Everglades Agricultural Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project continues to go back and forth in the courts. The most recent court ruling favored the state’s plan to use Amendment 1 funds for the project. Article X, §28 of the Florida Constitution, commonly referred to as “Amendment One,” mandates […]

Miccosukee Tribe opposes EAA reservoir

OKEECHOBEE — Work on the Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir and stormwater treatment area (STA) could be delayed, not by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but due to opposition from a native tribe. In an Oct. 23 letter to Lt. Gen. Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Brian Mast and Sen. Marco […]

U.S. Sugar vows support of EAA reservoir project

U.S. Sugar’s support of Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir and stormwater treatment area (STA) project was questioned at the Oct. 10 meeting of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board, but reinforced by an Oct. 11 letter to that board. The controversy began with a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ request for public […]