CERP Project:
Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoirs

The purpose of this project is to improve the timing of environmental deliveries to the Water Conservation Areas, including reducing damaging flood releases from the Everglades Agricultural Area to the Water Conservation Areas. It will also support reducing Lake Okeechobee regulatory releases to the estuaries, meet Everglades Agricultural Area irrigation and Everglades natural system water demands, and flood mitigation in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The Tentatively Selected Plan (February 2006), features a reservoir impoundment with a maximum normal pool storage depth of 12.5 feet at approximately 31,000 acres of above ground surface area storage. The reservoir is divided into two parts, Cell 1 and Cell 2, approximately 190,000 and 170,000 acre-feet in size, respectively.

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:

Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement

Design Agreement:

12 May 2000

CERP Component Designation:

G (Part 1 and Part 2)

Project Cooperation Agreement:



WRDA 2000 (G Part 1); Not currently authorized
(G Part 2)


Project Contacts:

Shauna Allen
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Matt Morrison
South Florida Water Management District

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