MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir meant to aid in Everglades restoration.
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“We think that this project is absolutely essential to reduce harmful discharges to the northern estuaries and to help us send more clean water south to the Everglades,” said DeSantis.READ MORE: Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Warns Company Could Take Ships Out Of Florida Over Vaccine Proof Ban
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The wetland is expected to be completed in 2023.