Everglades Restoration Timeline

EAA canals

Friends of the Everglades, Inc. et. al. v. Dean, No. 02-80309 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 11, 2006)

Judge Altonaga concludes that “back-pumping” water from the EAA canals through the S-2, S-3, S-4 pump stations and into Lake Okeechobee without a NPDES permit violates the Clean Water Act.  The court later orders the SFWMD to “apply…for a NPDES permit forthwith.”