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Posted 6/16/2015

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By Jenn Miller
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District


The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 Pump Station Field Test are now available online.

The first increment of the G-3273 and S-356 pump station field test will evaluate the raising or removing of the G-3273 constraint of 6.8 feet and holding the L-29 Canal stage at 7.5 feet to enable increased water deliveries to 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 EA and Draft FONSI were available for public and agency review through April 5, 2015.  Comments received during this 60-day comment period were taken into consideration as the report was finalized.

View the EA and FONSI:  http://bit.ly/MWD_FieldTest

The G-3273 Constraint Relaxation and S-356 Pump Station Field Test is the critical first step to improve hydrologic conditions for Northeast Shark River Slough in Everglades National Park, while maintaining the multiple congressionally-authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) project.

The data collected during the incremental field test will be used to develop a comprehensive integrated water control plan for the operation of water management infrastructure associated with the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park (Mod Waters) and C-111 South Dade projects, while balancing the ecological restoration objectives for these projects.

View the project fact sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1S6CbBu

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