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  • USACE announces public comment on proposed seepage barrier wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area as part of the Central Everglades Planning Project (New Water Phase)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed construction of a 5-mile-long seepage barrier wall in the L-357W levee at the 8.5 Square Mile Area (8.5 SMA), Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Corps is also evaluating a request from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to modify the Modified Waters Deliveries to Everglades National Park Federal Civil Works project pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 408 to construct the 5-mile-long seepage barrier wall in the 8.5 SMA. Improved seepage management would allow for greater operational flexibility of the Central and Southern Florida Project. Comments are due September 12, 2022. Review the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed FONSI at: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Section-408/Section-408-85-SMA-Seepage-Barrier-Wall/
  • USACE announces public comment on proposed seepage cutoff wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) proposed construction of a seepage cutoff wall in the L-357W levee. The Jacksonville District, in response to a request from the SFWMD, is evaluating a modification to an existing Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408) to improve seepage management in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (SMA), also known as the Las Palmas community. The proposed action would be in Miami-Dade County. Improved seepage management would allow for greater operational flexibility of the Central and Southern Florida Project. Comments are due April 9, 2021.