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President Trump signs federal Water Act

Posted: 7:41 AM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-24 11:41:06Z

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-- The red tide and blue green algae water crisis in Florida is getting more federal help. 

President trump has signed the Water Resources Development Act. The law includes funding for a new reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to help decrease the water flows along the Caloosahatchee and Saint Lucie Rivers.

The reservoir could take nearly a decade to build so it won't be a quick fix. It'll cost about one-point-three billion dollars to build.