US Army Corps of Engineers
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Corps announces public comment on the Final EIS for the Combined Operational Plan (COP)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published July 2, 2020
Photo of Everglades ridge and slough landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A

Everglades ridge and slough landscape in Water Conservation Area 3A

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, announces public comment on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). Public comments are due August 3.

The purpose of the COP is to define operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and Canal 111 South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project, to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; and recreation. The proposed action within the Final EIS would occur within the Everglades of southeastern Florida in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP) is available for review and comment at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/COP. (note: large files may take a few minutes to download).

Please submit comments on the FEIS to COPFEISComments@usace.army.mil by August 3, 2020 and include “COP Final EIS Comments” in the subject line.

View related Fact Sheets:

Modified Water Deliveries Fact Sheet: http://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4170
G-3273 Pump Station Field Test Fact Sheet: http://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4177
C- 111 South Dade Fact Sheet: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4168


Contact
Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-056