Dam Safety 2019: C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area Project Field Trip

When: Thursday, September 12; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration Fees: $95 per person includes motorcoach transportation, guided facility tours, and lunch.

Background & Project Overview: The C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) Project is located on approximately 12,000 acres of land located in Martin County, Florida, directly north of the C-44 Canal, halfway between Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic Ocean. The C-44 Reservoir/STA Project is one component of the Indian River Lagoon-South (IRL-S) Project Implementation Report (PIR) under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The proposed reservoir and STA facilities are intended to regulate the timing of C-44 Basin storm-water runoff and reduce nutrient inputs to the St. Lucie Estuary (SLE).

The project includes an intake canal, a pumping station with 1,100 cubic feet per second capacity, an above ground reservoir with 50,000 acre-feet of storage, and an engineered storm-water treatment area. The earthen embankment for the reservoir is approximately 30 feet high and has a perimeter of about 10 miles. The lakeside slope protection will consist of flat plate soil cement, and the embankment includes toe, blanket, and chimney drains to control and collect seepage. The intake canal, pumping station, and STA are complete or nearly complete and the reservoir is approximately 50 percent complete. The total contract value for all the site work is approximately $400 million.

Transportation Note: Please note this will be a 2.5-3 hour bus ride each way. Due to the nature of the site, mini buses will be proivided for transportation. ASDSO will cordinate one stop each way for restrooms breaks.  

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