A Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed (LOW) project will take place today, January 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, informs.
The main goal of these meetings is to enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the LOW restoration scheme.
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan components in the LOW project include:
- North of Lake Okeechobee Storage Area;
- Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough Storage and Treatment Area;
- LOW Water Quality Treatment Facilities;
- Lake Istokpoga Regulation Schedule;
- Lake Okeechobee Tributary Sediment Dredging;
- Lake Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery.
The project purposes:
- To improve the quantity and timing of water entering Lake Okeechobee and the northern estuaries;
- To improve regional water management operational flexibility in context of the overall Everglades ecosystem restoration;
- To restore wetland habitat within the project area and Lake Okeechobee.