Why does the Caloosahatchee get to tap into upstream storage ...
But down south in the swamp we're left with none?
I know its more complicated than that and not to begrudge anyone their water (although granted, sometimes the places that get it, i.e. the Caloosahatchee estuary, don't want it), but deep drought season is approaching in the swamp. The only hope now to prevent a deep drydown in the swamp is the fickle winds of a regionally-significant rain storm. Don't forget too that we had a good wet season, and more than that -- it ended strong with above-average October rain.
So it's not like we didn't start off with what coffers we have full.
Unlike chance rain events,
Enhancing storage and upstream interconnectivity are drought control we can count on.