C-111 SPREADER CANAL PHASE I DESIGN
March 2008 – July 2009
$494,000 (Design Phase)
Zero OSHA Recordables
South Florida Water Management District
As a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, (CERP), the C-111 Spreader Canal Project has a goal of improving the Everglades wetlands condition by establishing more natural water flows in Taylor Slough, which feeds flows from southeastern Florida to the Everglades. At present, floodwaters from the Miami/Dade County area are routed via man-made canals to Florida Bay, depriving the Everglades of needed water. The purpose of the C-111 Spreader Canal Project is to move this water west into the Everglades. This, in turn, will also improve the timing, distribution, salinity level and quality of water in Florida Bay. It is estimated that about 252,000 acres of wetlands and coastal habitat may be enhanced by the proposed project.