CERP C-111 Spreader Canal (C)

June 2021

FACT SHEET

COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN
C-111 Spreader Canal

Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

 

1. DESCRIPTION

Congress authorized the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project (C-111 SC W) project in the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014. The project includes a 6-mile hydraulic ridge adjacent to Everglades National Park that will keep more of the natural rainfall and water flows within Taylor Slough. The hydraulic ridge is made up of a 590-acre aboveground detention area in the Frog Pond area, using two 225 cubic-feet-per-second pump stations, and integrating other project features. The project also includes an operable structure in the lower C-111 canal, incremental operational changes at the S-18C structure, a plug at S-20A, operational changes at the S-20 structure, and construction of earthen plugs at the C-110 canal aimed at beginning restoration of the Southern Glades and Model Lands, which will be further studied in the C-111 SC Eastern project, now called Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Restoration Project.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $197,200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $3,600,000
Allocation thru FY20 $2,931,000
Allocation for FY21 $0
President’s Budget FY22 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

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

4. STATUS

In February 2012, SFWMD completed construction of most of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project features as part of its state-expedited program via a Pre-Partnership Credit Agreement. SFWMD continues to monitor operations and conduct model analysis, with USACE review, to support the project real estate requirements. The Corps and SFWMD plan to complete a Project Partnership Agreement in 2024 for cost-share crediting of the constructed features and real estate.

 

 Map of C-111 Spreader Canal project area.