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President Office — Press Release


October 25, 2017

CONTACT: Katie Betta, (850) 487-5229

President Negron Discusses Important Developments in the Approval Process for a Southern Reservoir

Tallahassee —

Florida Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) today released the following statement regarding continued progress on the southern reservoir project outlined in Senate Bill 10 (2017).

“The Army Corps of Engineers has notified the South Florida Water Management District of their intention to accept the District’s offer of resources to expedite the approval process contemplated in Senate Bill 10. This agreement will provide funding the Corps needs in order to provide technical assistance to the SFWMD. The Army Civil Works program has authorized a memorandum of understanding to formalize this important partnership.  

“I am pleased to see all parties sharing resources and working together to increase southern storage as envisioned by the Legislature. Our coastal communities have been waiting on this type of tangible progress for decades. I am grateful to the South Florida Water Management District for providing a comprehensive update on the implementation of Senate Bill 10 during today’s meeting of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources and look forward to additional updates in the coming months.”