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C&SF Upper St. Johns River Basin

March 2018


FACT SHEET

C&SF Upper St. Johns River Basin

Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18

1. DESCRIPTION

The Upper St. Johns River Basin extends approximately over 2,000 square miles, bounded by the Atlantic Coastal Ridge to the east and the Kissimmee River Basin to the west. The St. Johns River flows from its Upper headwaters near Vero Beach 310 miles north to Jacksonville and into the Atlantic Ocean. The entire river basin includes parts of eight Florida counties. The Upper Basin project area is focused in Okeechobee, Brevard, Indian River, and Osceola Counties. This project’s system of canals, levees, and water control structures are designed and operated to provide flood damage reduction, recreational benefits improve and restore the environmental health and function of the basin’s watershed through the use of water management and water conservation areas; and to enhance fish and wildlife habitat through the re-establishment of marshes.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $246,700,000
Estimated Federal Cost $123,400,000
Allocation thru FY17 $235,089,000
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0

3. SPONSOR

St. Johns River Water Management District
P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, Florida 32178-1429

4. STATUS

The project is 99% complete with 27 of 28 construction contracts completed. Only the S252 construction repairs remain. The design deficiency report was approved by HQ USACE in December 2017. Funding is needed for design and construction in FY2019. Other projects close out activities such as the Western Boundary Model, Water Control Plan, and Operational Land Certification, are currently underway. Project Close Out and Transfer are scheduled to be completed by the end of FY2020 pending completion of the S252 repairs.

                                                                                                    Map of Upper St. Johns River Basin