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Trump to take tour of Florida's largest lake on Friday, discuss environmental protection

Posted: 11:34 AM, Mar 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-29 12:34:38-04
Trump to take tour of Florida's largest lake on Friday, discuss environmental protection

LAKE OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — President Trump will have a full aerial tour of Herbert Hoover Dike and Lake Okeechobee between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. local on Friday, according to senior administration officials.

While there, Trump will speak about several key projects such as tje Herbert Hoover Dike and the new reservoir at Everglades Agricultural Area.

In April 2017, Sen. Rick Scott — then the governor of Florida — told Trump that repair of the dike was essential for Florida. The projected completion for Herbert Hoover Dike repairs is 2022.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently analyzing water levels. There is an option of raising more sections of Tamiami Trail to allow water to flow into the Everglades with half state and half federal funding totaling $144 million.

Scott, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Sen. Marcio Rubio along with others will be in attendance.