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Inspection of Completed Works FL (O&M)

April 2018

FACT SHEET

Inspection of Completed Works FL (O&M)
Operations & Maintenance

Congressional Districts: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

1. DESCRIPTION

The Inspection of Completed Works (ICW) program includes the inspection of federal flood control projects which have non-federal sponsors responsible for operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation (OMRR&R) or as otherwise specified in Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA), Local Cooperation Agreements (LCA), and other agreements based on Section 221 of the Flood Control Act of 1970 (PL) 91-611) or other legislation. The primary purposes of these inspections are to prevent loss of life and catastrophic damages; preserve the value of the Federal investment; and to encourage non-federal sponsors to bear responsibility for their own protection. This program is to assure sponsor compliance with existing agreements that the structures and facilities constructed by the United States for flood protection will be continuously maintained in such a manner and operated at such times and for such periods as necessary to obtain the maximum benefits. District program includes above listed Congressional Districts.
 

2. FUNDING

Allocation for FY18 TBD
President’s Budget FY19 $997,000

 
3. SPONSORS

St. John’s Water Management District
P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, Florida 32178-1429

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899

South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

 
4. STATUS

The completed portion of the project is maintained under the annual operations and maintenance budget.  The O&M funding allocated for FY 2018 will be expended for the annual operation and routine maintenance of 144-mile Herbert Hoover Dike and a 155 mile long low use, shallow draft inland navigation channel along Lake Okeechobee. Also, funds will be expended for routine operation and maintenance.  $9.4 Million of O&M funding will be expended to repair and replace culverts, and perform bank stabilization along the C-43 and C-44 canals, which will help reduce the critical maintenance backlog to $81 million. FY 2018 funds will be expended for sustainability energy audits, operation and maintenance of campgrounds, visitor center, picnic sites, boat ramps, visitor and recreation facilities that server over two million visitors within the C&SF project. FY 2018 funds will be expended on environmental activities to help the management of threatened and endangered species, land use management activities, and support for the eradication and control of invasive species. Activities also include the meteorological monitoring, and water management activities, stream gauging stations, and water quality management required for proper regulation of Lake Okeechobee and the storage of water in conservation areas 1, 2, and 3.