U.S. Senate to Vote on Bill That Could Save the Everglades

Water Resources Development Act would provide key direction on the restoration and regulation of Lake Okeechobee levels.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the U.S. House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Southern Storage Reservoir and provides key direction to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Everglades restoration and regulation of Lake Okeechobee levels. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-18-FL) has FAQs on his website to educate people about the importance of the WRDA and next steps to making it law.

Everglades Restoration Takes a Huge Step Toward the Finish Line
The Water Resources Development Act authorizes the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir.Courtesy Keep Florida Fishing

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the compromise bill soon! This legislation will determine the future of Everglades progress for the next two years.

Click here to ask your U.S. Senators to authorize this important project.

​In addition, the South Florida Water Management District unveiled a new website that tracks federal funding and authorization for the EAA Reservoir on Wednesday, Sept. 12.