Everglades Restoration Timeline

WRDA 2018/CEPP modifications to incorporate enlarged EAA Reservoir, STA and conveyance improvements

Congress passed a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA 2018) approving a revised version of the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project as an addendum to CEPP.  It modifies CEPP to include a 23 foot deep reservoir, a stormwater treatment area and conveyance improvements in lieu of CEPP’s Flow Equalization Basin (FEB). The goal of the project is to further reduce water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the eastern and western estuaries and increase water flowing south to Everglades National Park. Congress directs the Army Corps to address remaining issues before proceeding to construction.