The Clewiston News

SFWMD invites the public to two Everglades agricultural area water storage reservoir scoping meetings

Public discussion includes the process and progress of Senate Bill 10’s southern reservoir

Special to The Clewiston News/SFWMD
SFWMD has kept the public apprised of the progress of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir through their innovative webpage which features an interactive map and milestone tracker.

WEST PALM BEACH — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting two upcoming public scoping meetings on the Everglades Agricultural Area Water Storage Reservoir project.

The first of these meetings will be held at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 S. WC Owens Ave., in Clewiston on Oct. 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The second will be held at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, District Headquarters – B-1 Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach on Oct. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. South Florida Water Management staff will present identical information during both scoping meetings on Oct. 23 and 26.

The SFWMD presentation to the public will define the purpose and need for the southern reservoir, highlight the project’s schedule, as well as solicit feedback from interested parties and stakeholders. These meetings are part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The NEPA process provides opportunity for the public to give input related to the EAA Water Storage Reservoir project.