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1 Florida Water Forum Everglades Restoration June 3, 2011

2 SFWMD Restoration Progress C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA)

3 Restoration  Land Acquisition Southern CREW Imperial River Flow-way Purchased 26,800 acres of land from U.S. Sugar Corporation $197,396,088 cash Options to acquire 153,200 acres over next ten years Kissimmee River Restoration United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Herbert Hoover Dike Project  Public/Private Partnerships Develop and implement Dispersed Water Management program

4 C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project  Improve the quantity, timing and distribution of water delivered to Florida Bay via Taylor Slough Improve coastal zone salinities in Florida Bay Construction began January 2010 Frog Pond Impoundment - anticipated completion June 2011 Aerojet Canal- anticipated completion June 2011 Plugging C-110 and L-31E Canals - completed August 2010 Pump Stations anticipated completion July 2011

5 Picayune Strand Restoration  55,000 acres restored wetlands  20,000+ parcels acquired  Project Components  3 Spreader Canals  3 Pump Stations  100+ Canal Plugs  227 Miles Roadway Removal Before After

6 Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands  Three Components L-31E Culvert  Completed March 2010 Deering Estate  Construction began March 2010  Anticipated completion September 2011 Cutler Flow-Way  Anticipated construction start September 2011

7 Kissimmee River Restoration Project  Acquire 102,000 acres of historical river floodplain Nearly complete; $300 million invested  Remove 2 large water control structures 1 structure removed  Backfill 22 miles of canal 65% complete  Recarve 9 miles of remnant river channel 60% complete  Rehydrate 25,000 acres of river floodplain 60% complete 1994 - 2014

8  14 miles of C-38 Canal backfilled  24 miles of continuous river channel restored  Approximately 15,000 acres of floodplain habitat restored Backfilled C-38 Canal Backfilled C-38 Canal Remnant River Channel Remnant River Channel Remnant River Channel Remnant River Channel Degraded Spoil Area Degraded Spoil Area New River Connection New River Connection Kissimmee River Restoration Canal Backfilling Progress

9 Looking north at Montsdeoca Run and adjacent inundated floodplain in the Phase I restoration area. Sept 9, 2010

10 Looking south at Micco and MacArthur Runs at lower extent of Phase I restoration area Sept 23, 2010

11 Kissimmee River Restoration Response: River Channel Vegetation Pre-restorationPost-restoration

12 Tamiami Trail Modifications  Corps awarded $81 million contract  Corps and Department of Interior funded project  Construct one-mile bridge, and raising and reinforcing more than nine miles of existing Tamiami Trail  Key component to restore historical flows to Everglades National Park  Construction ongoing

13 State and Federal Appropriations  Original Assumption for CERP: State and Federal appropriations for CERP would average $200 million per year for each agency Federal government has appropriated $755 million through FY11 for CERP since WRDA-2000 compared with over $2.1billion appropriated by the State to date

14 Federal Appropriations  The Federal government recently appropriated significant funds for the CERP Federal Stimulus Package – Over $86 million for CERP restoration projects in FY2009 and FY2010 President’s Budget for FY2011 (enacted) $180 million for SFER restoration (includes $152M for CERP) President’s Budget for FY2012 (proposed) $163 million for SFER restoration (includes $80M for CERP)

15 CERP Project Authorizations  Currently authorized Indian River Lagoon – South Picayune Strand Restoration Site 1 Impoundment Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants – Implement Biological Controls  Targeted for next WRDA C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir C-111 Spreader Canal – Western Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands – Phase 1 Broward County Water Preserve Areas

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