U.S. Armed force CORPS OF Designers AND ST. JOHNS Waterway WATER Administration Locale

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Indian River Lagoon Surface Water Improvement and Management Plan (SWIM) 1994. ... Indian River Lagoon Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) 1996. ...

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U.S. Armed force CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Indian River Lagoon North Restoration Feasibility Study Public Meeting September 2001

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PRESENTERS David Schmidt, USACE Troy Rice, SJRWMD

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STUDY AUTHORIZATION The study will be directed under the power of Section 309 (l) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1992 and Section 528 (b) (1) (C) of WRDA 1996 to accommodate the water related necessities of the area served by the Central and South Florida extend.

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VOLUSIA BREVARD INDIAN RIVER ST. LUCIE MARTIN WHERE? INDIAN RIVER LAGOON NORTH INDIAN RIVER LAGOON SOUTH

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WHERE?

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TONIGHT'S MEETING Public coordination, Provide data, Answer inquiries, and Gather data on water asset issues and openings

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BACKGROUND Local governments and Two Water Management Districts: St. Johns River Water Management District in the North, and South Florida Water Management District in the South Administer Water Projects.

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BACKGROUND (cont.) This study will expand upon past and continuous undertakings including: Indian River Lagoon South Upper St. Johns River Basin (~97% finish) Intracoastal Waterway C-1 Diversion

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PLANNING EFFORTS TO DATE Indian River Lagoon Surface Water Improvement and Management Plan (SWIM) 1994. Indian River Lagoon - Nine Volume Characterization Report 1994. Indian River Lagoon Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) 1996.

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STUDY PURPOSE Ecosystem rebuilding while meeting other water assets needs of range.

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STUDY PURPOSE (cont.) Possible illustrations: Improve Fish and Wildlife Habitat Seagrass Wetlands Improve Water Quality Increase Recreational Opportunities Maintain and Where Possible Improve Flood Protection and Water Supply

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WHO WILL BENEFIT? Environment General Public Commercial Users Recreational Users

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MAJOR PROJECTS ALREADY IMPLEMENTED BY SJRWMD & NEP Volusia County & Municipalities Stormwater Cost-Share Projects = $2.6 million Brevard County & Municipalities Stormwater Cost-Share Projects = $7.1 million Indian River County & Municipalities Stormwater Cost-Share Projects = $14.4 million Removal of +500,000 cubic yards of waste residue from Crane & Turkey Creeks

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MAJOR PROJECTS ALREADY IMPLEMENTED BY SJRWMD & NEP (cont.) Reconnection of +18,555 sections of land of seized wetlands Acquisition of +52,600 sections of land of Environmental Endangered Lands inside the watershed Development of a Water Quality Model for the IRL for use in setting up PLRGs/TMDLs Removal of +500 sections of land of Invasive Exotic Plants and +35 sections of land of Native Mangroves Replanted

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POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES Remove garbage from tidal pond and tributary regions Restore or reconnect wetlands Improve move through or past boulevards Develop silt system, including maintenance and confinement offices Control water spillover Determine septic commitments and create suggestions Remove outlandish vegetation Ensure surge security and water supply

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CORPS WATER RESOURCES PROJECT PROCESS Study - Develop arrange, choices, expenses and direct NEPA with half Federal and half non-Federal cost sharing Pre development, Engineering and Design (PED) - Cost shared 75% Federal, 25% non-Federal Sponsor Construction - cost shared by reason and Federal law Operation & Maintenance - Normally 100% non-Federal, for CERP half non-Federal

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PROCESS Phase Estimated Duration Project Management Plan 3 months Cost Sharing Agreement 3 months Feasibility 3-4 years Pre-development Engineering & Design 2-3 years Construction 3 years assessed Operation & Maintenance Project life

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*REMINDER* OPPORTUNITIES Improve Fish and Wildlife Habitat Seagrass Wetlands Improve Water Quality Increase Recreational Opportunities Maintain and Where Possible Improve Flood Protection and Water Supply

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SJRWMD RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrate goal to contribute half of study costs, 25% of PED expenses, and non-Federal share of development costs Provide lands, easements, privileges of-ways, migrations, and transfer zones Operate and look after venture

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CORPS RESPONSIBILITIES IN COOPERATION WITH SJRWMD Complete Project Management Plan Complete Feasibility Phase Provide Federal share of assets required Design and Construct extend highlights

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LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES Help us!! Proceed with endeavors for the benefit of the Lagoon to take care of issues Provide contribution to option arrange improvement

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NOTE Prior to Q&A, only a note about the accompanying: we will probably reestablish the IRL We are here to help you and your group Please get in touch with us at whatever time USACE, Erwin Wunderlich (904) 899-5055 SJRWMD, Troy Rice (321) 984-4950

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS We will present data on the accompanying Web website: http://www.evergladesplan.org/projects.htm

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