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Meeting held on C-43 reservoir water quality study west of Lake Okeechobee

Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 17:40:16-04

People in Southwest Florida had a chance to learn more about a huge water storage project.

The C-43 reservoir is just west of Lake Okeechobee near LaBelle.

It's a part of the South Florida Water Management District's comprehensive Everglades Restoration plan or "CERP."

It will be able to store $55 billion gallons of stormwater runoff.

During this meeting they discussed the "C-43 water quality feasibility study" that will happen next year.

The goal is to find a way to clean excess nitrogen from the water.

The total cost of the reservoir is a billion dollars.

It is expected to be complete by 2023.