CERP Project:
Lake Belt In-Ground Reservoir Technology Pilot

The initial design of these reservoirs includes subterranean seepage barriers around their perimeter in order to enable drawdown during dry periods, prevent seepage losses, and prevent water quality impacts due to transmissivity of the aquifer in these areas.

The pilot is required to determine construction technologies, storage efficiencies, impacts on local hydrology, and water quality effects. Several features recommend the use of areas where lime rock mining will have occurred. Water quality assessments will include a determination as to whether the in-ground reservoirs and seepage barriers will allow for storage of untreated waters without concern for groundwater contamination.

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:



WRDA 2000 (Authorized Pilot)


Project Contacts:

Michael Collis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jorge Jaramillo
South Florida Water Management District

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