U.S. Sugar Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Support of C-43 Reservoir Project

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Sugar, Water

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(U.S. Sugar) — “We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis for his commitment to completing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are critical to stopping the damaging freshwater discharges and advancing restoration. As a partner in Everglades Restoration for nearly 25 years, the people of U.S. Sugar share Governor DeSantis’ strong desire to complete all projects that will increase storage and treatment North, South, East and West of Lake Okeechobee.

Once completed, the C-43 Reservoir will provide the people of Southwest Florida some much-needed relief. The project also furthers the goal of meeting the minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for the Caloosahatchee Basin.

Finally, we also support the Governor’s request to have treatment components added to the project. We look forward to the completion of this major piece necessary to solving challenges associated with harmful discharges.”

Fact sheet about the C-43 Reservoir from the SFWMD.

Source: U. S. Sugar

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