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Posted 6/23/2015

Release no. 15-065


Contact
Jenn Miller
(904) 232-1613
jennifer.s.miller@usace.army.mil

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting to discuss the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test, a water operations field test aimed at increasing flows to Everglades National Park.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Miami Field Station, 9001 NW 58th Street, in Miami, Fla.  PDT meetings enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the first increment of the field test. Members of the public may attend the PDT meeting and provide public comment both during and at the end of the meeting.

“The first increment of this field test is a critical step forward in evaluating how we will ultimately send additional water south to Everglades National Park,” said Donna George, Jacksonville District project manager. “At the meeting, we will discuss how the first increment of the field test will be implemented, the data we will be collecting and what we are planning to do in future increments as well.”

The first increment of the field test will evaluate the raising or removing of the G-3273 constraint of 6.8 feet while holding the L-29 Canal stage at 7.5 feet to enable increased water deliveries to Northeast Shark River Slough in Everglades National Park. This is the first step in the incremental approach to develop the final operating plan for the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and C-111 South Dade projects.

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and Web meeting, and can be accessed at:

 

Call-in number:

USA Toll-Free: (877) 848-7030
Access Code: 3753824
Security Code: 1234

 Web Meeting Address: 

https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: (877) 848-7030
Access Code: 3753824Security Code: 1234

* The first time you use the Web Meeting Service, you will need to download the client software. Web Meeting HELP & Software Downloads can be found at: https://www.webmeeting.att.com *

 

Additional information on the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test available on the project fact sheet and on the project Web page: http://bit.ly/MWD_FieldTest

 

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