White House approves reservoir project near Lake Okeechobee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Governor Rick Scott says the White House has approved the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage reservoir project.

It is now up to Congress to move the project forward.

Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio have been shoring up support for the project from their fellow senators.

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The reservoir would go south of Lake Okeechobee, and would allow water to be stored during rainy season, which would eliminate the water releases.

The project would cost about $1.5 billion and would be built on state land.

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