Posted by CCA Florida
Last Updated: 25 February 2017
Yesterday, Senator Rob Bradley filed a bill to make law of the ideas championed by Senate President Joe Negron. If passed, the new law will add 60,000 acres of water storage south of Lake Okeechobee. It calls for the immediate search to purchase “strategically located lands south of the lake and the construction of [a] reservoir project… [to] reduce the harmful freshwater discharges. Additionally, water storage south of the lake will increase the availability of water for the Everglades…”
CCA Florida will continue to work with Florida’s elected officials and other fishery advocacy groups to help advance the critical Everglades and estuary restoration.