Senator Negron Keeps Up The Good Fight

Senator Negron said he’s an “optimist” and expects the reservoir to get built in three to four years. Before that happens, the South Florida Water Management District has to meet several deadlines and Congress needs to act.

Putting the Everglades reservoir into context

By Eric Eikenberg May 15, 2017 TC Palm Now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed the bill to construct a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, it is time to put what just happened into context. The legislation was the singular priority of Senate President Joe Negron, who represents the epicenter of the toxic algae outbreaks […]

Scott expected to sign “Lake Okeechobee Bill”

By Jordyn Grinnell May 12, 2017 CBS 12 CLEWISTON, Fla. —  Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign a bill to build reservoirs south of Lake Okeechobee. The governor is heading to Clewiston Friday before going on an aerial tour of Lake Okeechobee and the area where the construction will take place. CBS12 is the […]

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 9, 2017 TC Palm It’s the law: Build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb disastrous discharges to the St. Lucie River. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed  Senate Bill 10, the legislation authorizing a significant increase in water stored south of […]

Bill would expedite southern reservoir

Bill would expedite southern reservoir to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges By Tyler Treadway May 8, 2017 TC Palm U.S. Rep. Brian Mast will file a bill Thursday to expedite Everglades restoration projects, including a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, he said in a news release Tuesday. His Everglades FIRST Act — it stands for Flow Increases Rely on […]