SFWMD Moving Forward Ahead of Schedule on Central Everglades Planning Project to Send More Water South
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today announced that it is moving forward with two major components of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the congressionally approved plan to move more water south.
Florida Power and Light
Marks also announced that the District will begin working with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to expedite power-line relocation from
|A nearly six-mile section of Old Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County will be removed. SFWMD will work closely with Florida Power and Light Co. to remove the power lines along the old roadway. The project will allow more sheetflow south into Everglades National Park. Click on the image to see a larger version.|
Old Tamiami Trail. This is a crucial step in modifying the trail to remove barriers to flow. SFWMD would work with FPL to remove the power lines along nearly 6 miles of the former roadway. Restoration efforts would then be able to modify the stretch of Old Tamiami Trail. This acts as a dam inhibiting the natural sheetflow of water from the conservation area south into Everglades National Park.