The restoration of the Everglades depends on money, permits, court orders, phosphorus-sucking plants, unprecedented feats of engineering and the ability of the South Florida Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers to get along.
It has been 13 years since the federal/state partnership was blessed in the Water Resource Development Act of 2000. Despite the occasional kumbaya photo-ops since then, behind closed doors the relationship has not always been cozy.
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