South Florida Water Management District’s governing board has approved a five-year capital-improvement plan with a $1.9-billion budget. The largest portion—$1.6 billion—is for restoration projects, including $1 billion to $1.2 billion for projects that will have their funding matched by federal dollars. The five-year plan also includes $64 million per year to build the Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir, approved last year by the Florida Legislature. This project will help reduce damaging discharges to the northern estuaries and deliver clean water to the Everglades while achieving water-quality standards set by state and federal laws.