Published by WINK TV, May 18, 2020
Reporter: Stephanie Byrne
Lake Okeechobee is at the center of a new battle that’s pitting the federal government against clean water advocates.
The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Project, commonly known as the EAA reservoir, has long been seen as the saving grace for cleaning up our waterways.
Once built, water would be stored south of Lake Okeechobee, lessening the need for discharges into the Caloosahatchee.
But now, Capt. Daniel Andrews is the co-founder and exec. director of Captains for Clean water and is worried about new delays, “It’s another one of many bureaucratic delays that we’ve seen in the history of Everglades restoration.”