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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:07 AM

Everglades restoration to 'get the water right' estimated at $7.4 billion through 2030

Everglades restoration projects will require about $7.4 billion over the next 10 years, compared with $6 billion spent through 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said while presenting a draft of its work schedule

The estimated cost for 2020-30 is what has been authorized for construction, and doesn’t include other projects that are currently waiting for authorization, said Eva Velez, a Corps project manager who oversees the integrated delivery schedule of Everglades restoration projects. Under the schedule presented this week, the federal and state governments will need to spend about a billion dollars every year through 2026.

She said the Corps is also counting on Congress speeding up delayed projects by passing water resources and infrastructure bills every two years, as it has done since 2014.

When Everglades restoration was authorized in 2000, its goal of 68 original projects was based on the idea that Congress would approve such bills every two years, but no bills passed between 2007 and 2014, stalling some of the work.


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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:42 AM

1. My boss was setting me up as a PM on one of the 68 projects

then along came 9/11, and the $618 million of US Army Corps of Engineers allocated to the project start-ups, was then gifted by Gov Jeb to his numbskull brother Dubya for the Iraq attack.

I hope everyone enjoyed day 1 of the Iraq invasion, that was the Everglades Restoration Program going up in Shock & Awe smoke. Everglades protection has been pretty much ignored since the Jeb Bush days, and 20 years later it is destroyed by alien species with most of the indigenous wildlife scared off or eaten by Burmese pythons.

Ricky Scott continued the restoration negligence, so the glades are more or less a lost cost forever, because the state and feds let the snake problem get totally out of control, with thousands of baby pythons and eggs spread out all around the glades drainage.

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