The EAA Reservoir project configurations proposed by the South Florida Water Management District fall far short of meeting the CERP goal of reducing discharges by 80%. Our analysis shows that by using the wildlife management areas south of the reservoir site to help meet water quality standards, 92% of the historic discharges between 1980 and 2017 would have been unnecessary. The District’s alternatives promise 54% at best.
This position paper is written by our Board member Jay O’Laughlin, Ph.D., a policy scientist with extensive experience in studying ways to protect the natural environment and our clean water supply.
*Paper updated January 23, 2018*
Read and download the position paper here: