CERP Project:
PBC Agriculture Reserve Reservoir



The purpose of this feature is to supplement water supplies for central and southern Palm Beach County by capturing and storing excess water currently discharged to the Lake Worth Lagoon. These supplemental deliveries will reduce demands on Lake Okeechobee and Loxahatchee National Wildlife Area. It is assumed that this facility could also be designed to achieve water quality improvements in downstream receiving waters, depending upon pollutant loading conditions in the watershed. The reservoir portion (Part 1) is planned to work with the companion ASR (Part 2).

The project includes an above-ground reservoir with a total storage capacity of approximately 20,000 acre-feet located in the western portion of the Palm Beach County (PBC) Agriculture Reserve. Facilities would be filled during the wet season with excess water from the western portions of the Lake Worth Drainage District and possibly from Acme Basin B. Water would be returned to the Lake Worth Drainage District Canals to help maintain canal stages during the dry-season.


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:

VV Part 1

Project Cooperation Agreement:

 

Authorization:

Not currently authorized

 

Project Contacts:

Jeff Couch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jeffery.D.Couch@usace.army.mil