CERP Project:
Caloosahatchee Back-pumping with
Stormwater Treatment

The purpose of this project is to capture excess C-43 Basin runoff in Hendry and Glades counties, which will be used to augment regional system water supply. The feature would operate after estuary and agricultural/urban demands have been met and when water levels in the C-43 Storage Reservoir exceed 6.5 feet above grade. Lake Okeechobee must also be considered to have available storage.

When these conditions are met, a series of pump stations would back pump excess water from the reservoir and the C-43 Basin to Lake Okeechobee, after treatment through a stormwater treatment area with a total capacity of approximately 20,000 acre-feet (assumes 5,000 acres with water level fluctuating up to 4 feet above grade). This feature is located in the C-43 Basin in Hendry and Glades Counties.

Project Details:

Project Sponsor:

South Florida Water Management District

Project Schedule:

For scheduling information regarding this project, please see the Master Implementation Sequencing Plan (MISP).

Project Phase:

Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design

Design Agreement:

12 May 2000

CERP Component Designation:


Project Cooperation Agreement:



Not currently authorized


Project Contacts:

Michael Collis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers