The Corps is responsible for balancing the Congressionally mandated priorities, but they have consistently managed the system for the benefit of private companies at the expense of the environment, the economy, and the health of Floridians. A myth in Everglades restoration is the notion of “shared adversity” where all stakeholders bear some risk and some harm while we collectively wait for completion of infrastructure to solve many of the problems faced across the watershed. But it doesn’t take much digging to recognize that the approximately 700,000-acre Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), a product of the C&SF report and the former River of Grass, is the big winner in the system. Crop yields in the EAA are consistently increasing, while three world class estuaries–the St. Lucie, Caloosahatchee, and Florida Bay— and Everglades National Park face consistent harm, including salinity imbalances, loss of habitat and biodiversity, and massive seagrass die-offs, due to managing the system for the primary benefit of the EAA. Until Congress updates the operational priorities of the C&SF project, Florida’s environment, economy, and human health of our residents and tourists will be at risk.