U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins federal construction on EAA Reservoir Project

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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has announced significant progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project.

The SFWMD’s 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.

Last year, SFWMD began construction on the state’s component of the project, the stormwater treatment area, 12 months ahead of schedule.

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. The project is a joint Everglades restoration project between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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