CERP Project:
Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration
Aquifer Storage and Recovery



The purpose of this feature is to capture and store excess flows from the C 51 Canal, currently discharged to the Lake Worth Lagoon, for later use during dry periods. There are two elements:

C-51 Regional Groundwater Aquifer Storage and Recovery (LL) includes a series of aquifer storage and recovery wells with a capacity of 170 million gallons per day as well as associated pre- and post- water quality treatment to be constructed along the C-51 Canal in Palm Beach County. The initial design of the wells assumed 34-well clusters, each with a capacity of 5 million gallons per day with chlorination for pre-treatment and aeration for post-treatment. The ASR facilities would be used to inject and store surficial aquifer ground water adjacent to the C-51 Canal into the upper Floridan Aquifer instead of discharging the canal water out to tide. Water would be returned to the C-51 Canal to help maintain canal stages during the dry-season. If water is not available in the ASR system, existing rules for water delivery to this region would be applied.

L-8 Basin Aquifer Storage and Recovery (K Part 2) includes ASR wells with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day and associated pre- and post- water quality treatment to be constructed within the L-8 Basin or along the City of West Palm Beach water supply conveyance and storage system or a combination of both. The initial design of the wells assumed 10 wells, each with a capacity of 5 million gallons per day with chlorination for pre-treatment and aeration for post-treatment. During periods when the West Palm Beach Catchment Area is above desirable stages, 50 million gallons per day would be diverted to Lake Mangonia for storage in the ASR wells.


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:

K Part 2, LL

Project Cooperation Agreement:

 

Authorization:

Not currently authorized

 

Project Contacts:

Kim Vitek
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kimberly.A. Vitek@usace.army.mil

Pete Kwiatkowski
South Florida Water Mangement District
pkwiat@sfwmd.gov


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