The Decomp Physical Model (DPM) is a field-scale test that is being conducted along a 3,000-foot stretch of the L-67A and L-67C levees and canals in WCA- 3A and 3B to determine how best to design and formulate plans for future decompartmentalization of WCA-3, as visualized in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The DPM is designed to address scientific, hydrologic and water management uncertainties that require clarification prior to future planning and construction of Everglades restoration projects, authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2000.
Installation of the DPM was completed in October 2013.The first operational testing period was conducted from November - December 2013, and the second operational testing period was conducted from November 2014 - January 2015.
Access through the L-67A canal will remain open during and after installation. Access through the northern portion of L-67C will be blocked until the model is decommissioned.