The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold a two-day planning charrette meeting for the Central and South Florida (C&SF) Flood Resiliency Study on Jan. 11-12 in Fort Lauderdale. Options for virtual and in-person attendance will be provided.
Both meetings are open to the public and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The in-person meeting location and details for joining virtually will be available on the project website at www.saj.usace.army.mil/CSFFRS/ in the next few weeks.
A charette is a structured, collaborative session in which a facilitator helps the stakeholders and local and federal agency representatives to engage in a focused session regarding the proposed study. . The first day of the charrette will focus mostly on planning problems, opportunities, objectives, and constraints for the study as well as forecasting future conditions. The second day will be mostly focused on the types of solutions (measures) including structural, non-structural, and natural and nature based features.
The purpose of the C&SF Flood Resiliency Study is to identify the need to provide continued flood risk management to reduce the most immediate risk to the C&SF Project due to changing conditions including climate change, sea level change, land development, and population growth in the lower east coast of Florida in Southern Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.
The C&SF Project is a large, multipurpose water resources project initially authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1948 for the purposes of flood protection for urban and agricultural areas, water supply for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and ecosystem uses and to prevent saltwater intrusion risks to the coastal water supply.
For more information about the C&SF Flood Resiliency Study, visit the study website at https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/CSFFRS/ or send an e-mail with your questions to CSFFRSComments@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 22-077