SFWMD Unveils Preliminary Modeling
for EAA Storage Reservoir
This baseline modeling factors in 41 years of weather events. They range from drought to extreme rainfall, is part of the extensive ongoing public review process for the
EAA Storage Reservoir Project
The project began as Senate Bill 10. Earlier this year, the bill was authorized by the Legislature through Senate President Joe Negron and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
The baseline modeling assumes the completion of other approved restoration projects now underway, such as the C-44 and C-43 reservoirs and the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). The modeling shows these projects would likely reduce the number of months with potentially damaging releases to the St. Lucie Estuary by 50 percent. Then reduce the number of months of damaging releases to the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary by 30 percent. Once complete, the EAA Reservoir project would add to the overall reduction numbers for both estuaries.