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Title: Central Everglades Planning Project, Integrated project implementation report and EIS : main report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Everglades (Fla.)
Environmental protection--Planning
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The purpose of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) is to improve the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water flows to the Northern Estuaries, central Everglades (Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA 3) and Everglades National Park (ENP)), and Florida Bay while increasing water supply for municipal, industrial and agricultural users. The recommended plan would achieve these benefits by reducing the large pulses of regulatory flood control releases sent from Lake Okeechobee by redirecting approximately 210,000 acre-feet of water on an annual basis to the historical southerly flow path. Prior to delivering additional water to existing State-owned and State operated stormwater treatment areas (STAs), water will be delivered first to the flow equalization basins (FEBs) which will: (1) provide storage capacity, (2) attenuate high flows, and (3) provide incidental water quality benefits. The STAs reduce phosphorus concentrations in the water to meet required water quality constraints. Rerouting this treated water south and redistributing it across spreader canals will facilitate hydropattern restoration in WCA 3A. This, in combination with Miami Canal backfilling and other CERP components, will reestablish a 500,000-acre flowing system through the northern most extent of the remnant Everglades. The treated water will be distributed through WCA 3A to WCA 3B and ENP via structures and creation of the Blue Shanty Flowway. The Blue Shanty Flowway will restore continuous sheetflow and reconnection of a portion of WCA 3B to ENP and Florida Bay. A seepage barrier wall and pump station will manage seepage to maintain levels of flood protection and water supply in the urban and agricultural areas east of the WCAs and ENP. The CEPP recommended plan was chosen based upon detailed estimates of hydrology across the 41-year period of record (January 1965 – December 2005) generated by the Regional Simulation Model for Basins (RSM-BN) for the Northern Estuaries and the RSM for the Glades and Lower East Coast Service Area (RSM-GL) for the Greater Everglades and Florida Bay. The first cost (2014 price level) of the recommended plan is $ 1,900,000,000.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/25808
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