Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Giant Water Reservoir Project Meeting

LABELLE, FL. -- Sally McPherson, with the South Florida Water
Management District has announced that the C-43 West Reservoir
Project Manager will brief agricultural interests on the Preliminary
Design on July 20 at 11:00 at the IFAS Extension office in LaBelle.

The C-43 West Reservoir Project, one of eight accelerated water
storage projects in the Everglades Restoration Program, is moving
forward. The test cells are operational and being monitored. The
Preliminary Design for the project has been posted. The project
consists of an above-ground reservoir located south of the
Caloosahatchee River on the Berry Grove site a few miles west of
LaBelle. Storage capacity is approximately 170,000 acre-feet. Water
depth will vary from 12-26 feet.

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