Everglades Restoration Timeline

Central And Southern Florida Comprehensive Review Study

Water Managers Publish the Central and Southern Florida Comprehensive Review Study (“Restudy”)

In a document commonly known as the “Restudy” or “Yellow Book” the Corps and SFMWD identify more than 60 projects to improve the quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of water through the Everglades.  These projects include:

  • A 200,000 acre-foot reservoir north of Lake Okeechobee;
  • A 50,000 acre-foot reservoir and 20,000 acre-foot STA in the Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough Basin;
  • 200 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells around Lake Okeechobee;
  • A 160,000 acre-foot reservoir and 44 ASR wells in the C-43 basin;
  • A 40,000 acre-foot reservoir in the St Lucie/C-44 basin and 349,400 acre-feet of above ground reservoir in the C-23, C-24, and C-25 basins;
  • A 360,000 acre-foot reservoir in the EAA.

The Restudy was submitted to Congress, which led to the passage of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan the following year.