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Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project

Cypress trees in the Loxahatchee RiverThe renewed purpose of Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Plan is to restore and sustain the overall quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of freshwaters to the federally designated “National Wild and Scenic” Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River for current and future generations. This project also seeks to restore, sustain, and reconnect the area’s wetlands and watersheds that form the historic headwaters for the river.

These areas include Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Pal Mar East/Cypress Creek, Dupuis Wildlife and Environmental Management Areas, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, Grassy Waters Preserve, Loxahatchee Slough, the last remaining riverine cypress stands in Southeast Florida in the Loxahatchee River, and the Loxahatchee River Estuary.

Planning efforts for the project were put on hold in 2011 but have now been restarted. Currently, the project is being re-scoped. Existing plan formulation data and analysis will be used in the development of a final plan, known as a Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement, to prepare for congressional authorization.

Info & Meetings

December 13, 2017: Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. via webmeeting.

See Project Delivery Team Meetings section below for details on how to log in, and to download agenda and other documents.

Modeling Information

EVALUATION OF BASE CONDITIONS & ALTERNATIVE PLANS AVAILABLE - March 15, 2017

The South Florida Water Management District's modeling results for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project Performance Measures: Evaluation of Base Conditions and Alternative Plans are now available.


CALIBRATION GRAPHICS FOR LOWER EAST COAST SUB-REGIONAL MODEL-NORTH PALM AVAILABLE - December 21, 2016

The South Florida Water Management District's 2016 calibration graphics for the Lower East Coast sub-Regional Model – North Palm (LECSR-NP) are now available for review.

 

Project Delivery Team Meetings

December 13, 2017 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting
9 AM - 12 PM

The meeting will be available via teleconference and Web meeting:

Call-in number:
USA Toll-Free: (888) 251-2909
Access Code: 7368800
Security Code: 7777

Web Meeting Address:
https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 8882512909
Access Code: 7368800

* 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 *

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May 31, 2017 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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April 26, 2017 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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December 14, 2016 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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March 30, 2016 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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January 21, 2016 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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March 19, 2015 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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January 30, 2015 - Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting

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December 15, 2014 - Project Delivery Team Kick-Off Meeting

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Public Scoping Meeting

PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING - Jan. 12, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, hosted a public scoping meeting to discuss the development of a draft National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assessment Document for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project. The meeting provided all interested individuals, groups and agencies an opportunity to comment and ask questions.

Meeting Documents

Comments on the project were accepted through Feb. 5, 2015.

Project Documents

Points of Contact

Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

904-232-1662

Project Manager
South Florida Water Management District

561-682-6241