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When it comes to Earth’s freshwater resources, the UN biodiversity loss summary report says that increasing water storage could be one approach we take toward preserving biodiversity. In Florida, the way our water is managed and stored has changed drastically over the years. As a state that deals with too much—and too little—water at the same time, water storage is essential to the health of our state.  

This October, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin construction on the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area, which will include a 6,500 acre manmade marsh. The marsh which will be used to filter stormwater before it reaches the Everglades National Park.

Learn more about this water storage project at: South Florida Water Management District speeding up construction of EAA reservoir 

Are you curious about other ways our state stores freshwater resources? Visit the South Florida Water Management District page to learn more.  

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