U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host public meeting on 8.5 Square Mile Area Interim Water Control Plan

Published Feb. 1, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2011)  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is developing an interim water control plan for the 8.5 Square Mile Area Project. The Corps will host a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9 to present the draft interim operating criteria and accompanying draft environmental assessment on the proposed operating criteria. The meeting will be held at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center, 18710 S.W. 288th St., Homestead, Fla. It is open to the public.


The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with an open house. Agency experts will staff multiple information stations. A presentation of the draft interim operating criteria will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Staff members who are bilingual in Spanish and English will be available to assist attendees with translations, as needed.


The interim water control plan contains operating criteria for Pump Station S-357, which is a component of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park Project, one of the foundation projects for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan and Pump Station S-331.


The Corps welcomes the public’s views, comments and information about the environmental assessment and interim operating criteria. The public comment period will end on March 7, 2011.

Release no. 11-10