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Florida Water Forum Everglades Restoration June 3, 2011. SFWMD Restoration Progress. C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA). Restoration. Land Acquisition Southern CREW Imperial River Flow-way

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sfwmd restoration progress
SFWMD Restoration Progress
  • C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project
  • Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands
  • Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA)
restoration
Restoration
  • Land Acquisition
    • Southern CREW Imperial River Flow-way
    • Purchased 26,800 acres of land from U.S. Sugar Corporation
      • $197,396,088 cash
      • Options to acquire 153,200 acres over next ten years
    • Kissimmee River Restoration
    • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Herbert Hoover Dike Project
  • Public/Private Partnerships
    • Develop and implement Dispersed Water Management program
c 111 spreader canal western project
C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project
  • Improve the quantity, timing and distribution of water delivered to Florida Bay via Taylor Slough
  • Improve coastal zone salinities in Florida Bay
  • Construction began January 2010
  • Frog Pond Impoundment - anticipated completion June 2011
  • Aerojet Canal- anticipated completion June 2011
  • Plugging C-110 and L-31E Canals - completed August 2010
  • Pump Stations anticipated completion July 2011
picayune strand restoration
Picayune Strand Restoration
  • 55,000 acres restored wetlands
  • 20,000+ parcels acquired
  • Project Components
    • 3 Spreader Canals
    • 3 Pump Stations
    • 100+ Canal Plugs
    • 227 Miles Roadway Removal

Before

After

biscayne bay coastal wetlands
Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands
  • Three Components
    • L-31E Culvert
      • Completed March 2010
    • Deering Estate
      • Construction began March 2010
      • Anticipated completion September 2011
    • Cutler Flow-Way
      • Anticipated construction startSeptember 2011
kissimmee river restoration project
Kissimmee River Restoration Project

1994 - 2014

  • Acquire 102,000 acres of historical river floodplain
    • Nearly complete; $300 million invested
  • Remove 2 large water control structures
    • 1 structure removed
  • Backfill 22 miles of canal
    • 65% complete
  • Recarve 9 miles of remnant river channel
    • 60% complete
  • Rehydrate 25,000 acres of river floodplain
    • 60% complete
kissimmee river restoration canal backfilling progress
Kissimmee River RestorationCanal Backfilling Progress
  • 14 miles of C-38 Canal backfilled
  • 24 miles of continuous river channel restored
  • Approximately 15,000 acres of floodplain habitat restored

Backfilled

C-38

Canal

Degraded

Spoil

Area

Remnant

River

Channel

Remnant

River

Channel

New River

Connection

looking north at montsdeoca run and adjacent inundated floodplain in the phase i restoration area
Looking north at Montsdeoca Run and adjacent inundated floodplain in the Phase I restoration area.

Sept 9, 2010

kissimmee river restoration response river channel vegetation
Kissimmee River RestorationResponse: River Channel Vegetation

Pre-restoration

Post-restoration

tamiami trail modifications
Tamiami Trail Modifications
  • Corps awarded $81 million contract
  • Corps and Department of Interior funded project
  • Construct one-mile bridge, and raising and reinforcing more than nine miles of existing Tamiami Trail
  • Key component to restore historical flows to Everglades National Park
  • Construction ongoing
state and federal appropriations
State and Federal Appropriations
  • Original Assumption for CERP: State and Federal appropriations for CERP would average $200 million per year for each agency
    • Federal government has appropriated $755 million through FY11 for CERP since WRDA-2000 compared with over $2.1billion appropriated by the State to date
federal appropriations
Federal Appropriations
  • The Federal government recently appropriated significant funds for the CERP
    • Federal Stimulus Package –
      • Over $86 million for CERP restoration projects in FY2009 and FY2010
    • President’s Budget for FY2011 (enacted)
      • $180 million for SFER restoration (includes $152M for CERP)
    • President’s Budget for FY2012 (proposed)
      • $163 million for SFER restoration (includes $80M for CERP)
cerp project authorizations
CERP Project Authorizations
  • Currently authorized
    • Indian River Lagoon – South
    • Picayune Strand Restoration
    • Site 1 Impoundment
    • Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants – Implement Biological Controls
  • Targeted for next WRDA
    • C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir
    • C-111 Spreader Canal – Western
    • Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands – Phase 1
    • Broward County Water Preserve Areas