The Central Everglades Project, authorized by Congress in 2016, is a bundle of high-impact Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan project components aimed to reconnect the system in a way that sends water from Lake Okeechobee south and ensure that new water is available to flow  through the central Everglades into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. This plan will ensure that the southern end of the system will support the water flowing south from Lake Okeechobee and the EAA reservoir. Combined with other restoration efforts including Tamiami Trail bridging and additional water storage in the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir, more water will be delivered to Florida Bay. Completing these projects will help get the Everglades and Florida Bay off life support by  improving system-wide habitat quality by nearly 30 percent, with much of those benefits realized within two-to-five years.

State, Estuary, and Project Type for this project:
Florida Everglades Hydrologic Restoration