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Work begins on reservoir touted to help Everglades water quality

Work began Monday on the long-awaited project to curtail damaging Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River estuaries.

The South Florida Water Management District got the green light to start building the man-made marsh section of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project when the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit for the project late Friday.

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