Building the reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges is now federal law.
President Donald Trump signed the federal Water Resources Development Act Tuesday. WRDA includes a nationwide list of water projects that included the reservoir south of the lake.
The law authorizes but doesn't allocate money for the feds to pay their half of the $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir.
The appropriation process could take a couple of years to get money rolling.
Read more at the Sun Sentinel.