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Patrick Murphy heralds new reservoir for ailing Indian River Lagoon

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy joined officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to hail the start of construction on a major project to build a new 3,400-acre reservoir to help relieve pressure on the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River. Murphy attended a ceremony in Stuart Friday morning, where federal, state and local officials broke ground on the C-44 Reservoir, part of a larger Stormwater Treatment Area project. The project will ultimately yield a reservoir capable of holding and treating 16 billion gallons of stormwater…

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