Project Documents: Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization &
Sheetflow Enhancement - Physical Model

The Decomp Physical Model (DPM) is a field-scale test that will be conducted along a 3,000-foot stretch of the L-67A and L-67C levees and canals in WCA- 3A and 3B to determine how best to design and formulate plans for future decompartmentalization of WCA-3, as visualized in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The DPM is designed to address scientific, hydrologic and water management uncertainties that require clarification prior to future planning and construction of Everglades restoration projects, authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2000.

Installation of the DPM was completed in October 2013. The first operational testing period began Nov. 5, 2013.Access through the L-67A canal will remain open during and after installation. Access through the northern portion of L-67C will be blocked until the model is decommissioned.

September 2014 | Fact Sheet

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The Water Conservation Area 3 Decompartmentalization (Decomp)
Physical Model Fact Sheet (September 2014) is available.

Fact Sheet (215 kb, PDF)


30 Jan 2012 | Decomp Physical Model Receives Final Permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District received the final permit for the construction and interim operations of the Water Conservation Area 3 (WCA-3) Decompartmentalization (Decomp) and Sheetflow Enhancement Physical Model Jan.9 from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Apr 2010 | Final Decomp Physical Model


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Contact for this page:

Sue Wilcox
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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