USACE to host landowners meeting for Indian River Lagoon South

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Published Aug. 17, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District completed the first construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South, C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla., in July, 2014.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, in cooperation with its state partner, the South Florida Water Management District, will host a landowners meeting on Aug. 25.

Specifically, this meeting will update potentially affected landowners of neighboring communities, for the ongoing construction of IRL- S C-23/C-24 Stormwater Treatment Area located 10 miles west of Fort Pierce along State Road 70.

“The main purpose of the Aug. 25, meeting is to provide construction updates,” said USACE project manager, Michael Drog.

“This component of the project, planned to start construction at the end of this year, is located in St. Lucie County north of SR 70 and includes an approximately 2,600-acre Stormwater Treatment Area which will be operating at design water depth of 2ft to improve water quality in the C-23 and C-24 basin,” Drog said.

Additionally, the meeting will highlight the construction of all the cells, collection and distribution canals, and their associated water control structures.

Engineers and staff will also discuss how water will be distributed from the planned C-23/C-24 North Reservoir and pumped from the C-24 canal to bring water from the planned C-23/C-24 South Reservoir for treatment.

The meeting will take place Aug.25, 2021, at the County Commission's Chambers,  2300 Virginia Avenue,  3rd Floor of Roger Poitras Building  Fort Pierce, Fla 34982 and will begin promptly at 5:00p.m. with a formal presentation followed by a question and answer session.   

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Maya Jordan

Release no. 21-056