Nicodemus Slough: storage area for Lake Okeechobee excess water to prevent flooding the Caloosahatchee River

Large, new storage area for discharge of fresh water from Lake Okeechobee  before entering the Caloosahatchee River, to prevent overloading the Caloosahatchee River Basin.
Near Moore Haven, Fla., west of Lake Okeechobee (top) new storage area for discharge of fresh water southwestward from Lake Okeechobee (bottom) before entering the Caloosahatchee River to prevent overloading the River Basin and benefit agricultural areas. The Slough project can hold up to 11 billion gallons of released fresh water each year until larger water storage areas can be completed. Six new water storage projects are underway as of May 27, 2015. Courtesy, Florida Water Daily.
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