US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Environmental Review of SFWMD EAA Reservoir

Picayune Strand Pump Station

Environmental Review of South Florida Water Management District's EAA storage reservoir study

DRAFT South Florida Water Management District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
June 2018
Draft EIS
Appendix A - FWS Coordination
Appendix B - CZMA
Appendix C - Pertinent Correspondence
Appendix D - 404b1 Evaluation
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Info & Meetings

Current Status

Public participation and input is essential to the review process.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) A-2 Reservoir, Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) and associated seepage management features of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). Comments are due November 1, 2019.

The Programmatic Agreement will establish the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservations Act, to take into account the potential effects of the specific Project phase on historic properties. The agreement will be among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Review the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Everglades Agricultural Area A-2 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area of the Central Everglades Planning Project: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/12434

Please submit comments by November 1, 2019 to Ryan.N.Clark@usace.army.mil.
Or by mail to:
Ryan Clark
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

The Draft Agreement is the product of multiple consultations with the Jacksonville District's federal, state, and tribal partners and is intended to address the evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the CEPP EAA A-2 and STA Project.

The EAA A-2 Reservoir, STA, and associated seepage management features will aid in the overall operation of CEPP, which begins the restoration of the central Everglades by reducing some of the discharges to the Northern Estuaries (Caloosahatchee River Estuary, Loxahatchee River Estuary, and St. Lucie River Estuary) and providing additional flow into the central portion of the Everglades.


Public comments are being accepted through July 24, 2018 and can be submitted to: EAAReservoir@usace.army.mil
or mailed to:
Stacie Auvenshine
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232‐0019

 

Public Meetings

Series of Public Meetings - week of June 25, 2018 - Lehigh Acres, Clewiston and Stuart

MEETING VIDEOS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE BELOW

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps), will host a series of public meetings to discuss and seek input on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) District Section 203 Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Southern Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) study.

Interested individuals, groups and agencies are encouraged to attend one of the meetings to learn more and provide comments on the environmental review of the study.

Each public meeting is expected to last approximately from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning with an open house at 6 p.m., and a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by a period for formal public comment. Corps and Water Management District staff will also be available after the meeting to answer questions.

Tuesday, June 26

Lee County Hyacinth and Mosquito Control District

15191 Homestead Rd.

Lehigh Acres, Florida 33971

Wednesday, June 27

John Boy Auditorium

1200 South W.C. Owen Avenue

Clewiston, Florida 33440

Thursday, June 28

John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Wing

Blake Library

2351 SE Monterey Rd.

Stuart, FL 34996

Note: Use of the Library meeting rooms does not imply Library endorsement of the aims, policies, or activities of any group using the room.


MEETING MATERIALS- Public Meetings June 26, 27, 28, 2018
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Section 203 Study Fact Sheet

Section 203 Public Meeting Presentation

CEPP Recommended Plan ALT 4R2 Poster

Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir Poster 

SFWMD Recommended Plan (Alternative C240A)

Entire Collection of Material from EAA Reservoir Public Meetings June 2018

Public Meeting Videos:

Video: SFWMD EAA Reservoir and STA Public Meeting Leigh Acres June 26 2018

Video: SFWMD EAA Reservoir and STA Public Meeting Clewiston June 27 2018

Video: SFWMD EAA Reservoir and STA Public Meeting Stuart June 28 2018