The Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir Project was initiated under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000. The project includes an above ground reservoir with a total storage capacity of approximately 160,000-acre feet. The reservoir will be located in the C-43 Basin which spans Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties. This project is designed to capture C-43 basin runoff and releases from Lake Okeechobee. The reservoir will be designed for environmental water supply benefits to the Caloosahatchee Estuary that will reduce the salinity and nutrient impacts of runoff to the estuary and some flood attenuation.