Lawmakers agree to pay for Lake Okeechobee reservoir

Aerial view of Port Mayaca and Lake Okeechobee (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV:  Historic action was taken Tuesday to try to avoid a future algae crisis on the Treasure Coast.

The Florida House and Senate agreed to pay for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb future lake discharges to the east and west. 

The plan is the brainchild of Senate President and Republican Joe Negron of Stuart. 

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