CERP Broward County Water Preserve Areas (C)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN
Broward County Water Preserve Areas

Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

1. DESCRIPTION

The Broward County Water Preserve Areas Project (BCWPA) was authorized for construction by the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 2014). The Project Partnering Agreement (PPA) for BCWPA was executed in fiscal year 2016. This project consists of three (3) components: C-11 Impoundment, Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3A/3B Seepage Management Area, and the C-9 Impoundment. The impoundment areas will 1) aid in reducing seepage from the WCA 3A/3B Seepage Management Area, 2) provide groundwater recharge, 3) provide additional water supply to urban areas, and 4) help prevent saltwater intrusion. The purpose of the WCA 3A/3B Seepage Management Area is to reduce seepage from the Water Conservation Areas 3A and 3B by allowing higher water levels in the L-33 and L-37 borrow canals. The purpose of the C-11 Impoundment is to direct runoff from the western C-11 drainage basin into the impoundment in lieu of pumping the untreated runoff via the S-9 Pump Station into the WCA 3A. In addition, seepage will be collected and returned to the impoundment area. The purpose of the C-9 Impoundment is to pump runoff from the western C-9 drainage basin and diverted water from the western C-11 Basin into the impoundment. As a result, this impoundment will assist in reducing seepage from the WCA 3A/3B Seepage Management Area.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $1,324,448,000
Estimated Federal Cost $952,766,000
Allocation thru FY20 $457,819,000
Allocation for FY21 $21,780,000
President’s Budget FY22 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

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

4. STATUS

The Corps completed a construction contract for the Mitigation Area A Berm, a portion of the C-11 component, in February 2019. The remaining elements of the C-11 Impoundment are currently in design, with design completion scheduled April 2022. Based on the current schedule and funding, the procurement for the features of the C-11 impoundment could begin as early as FY22, pending availability of funds. The construction contracts for WCA 3A/3B Seepage Management Area and the C-9 Impoundment are scheduled to be awarded in FY26 and FY29, respectively and subject to funding availability.

map of BCWPA project area