Everglades Water Flow Plugged up by Bureaucratic Challenges
All the bridges in Kingdom Come won’t make a difference. Until the bureaucratic dysfunction ends — and don’t hold your breath — there will be no water flowing south through the central Everglades and into thirsty Everglades National Park.
The problem is something called the Modified Water Deliveries Project. You may not have heard of it, but trust me, it’s unique among federal Everglades projects — the most essential factor in restoring the “river of grass” and moving more water south during times of high water.
It’s a complicated business.
The Modified Water Deliveries Project steps on toes, wounds egos and when all is said and done will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Wait until you see how many litigators it attracts.