CERP C-111 Spreader Canal (C)

May 2023

FACT SHEET

COMPREHENSIVE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PLAN
C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project

Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

 

1. DESCRIPTION

Congress authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) 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 to keep more of the natural rainfall and water flows within Taylor Slough. The hydraulic ridge is made up of a 590-acre above-ground detention area in the Frog Pond area, using two 225 cubic-feet-per-second pump stations and integrating other project features.

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $219,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $13,000,000
Allocation thru FY22 $12,703,000
Allocation for FY23 $0
President’s Budget FY24 $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 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 to support the project real estate requirements. The Corps and SFWMD plan to complete a Project Partnership Agreement in 2025 for cost-share crediting of the constructed features and real estate in 2026.

 

 Map of C-111 Spreader Canal project area.