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C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area

Description: The Indian River Lagoon, home to more than 3,000 species of plants and animals, is considered the most biologically diverse estuarine system in the continental United States. The C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area is the first component of the multi-billion dollar Indian River Lagoon-South (IRL-S) project, part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).  The Project captures local runoff from the C-44 basin, reducing average annual total nutrient loads and improving salinity in the St. Lucie Estuary and the southern portion of the Indian River Lagoon by providing, in total, 60,500 acre-feet of new water storage (50,600 acre-feet in the reservoir and 9,900 acre-feet in the STAs) and 3,600 acres of new wetlands.

Earthology completed the re-application for the project's NPDES stormwater permit.  We also conducted stormwater monitoring, reporting, and compliance inspections, and Construction Monitoring Services (CEI Inspections) for the SFWMD.

Client: South Florida Water Management District

Date Start/Complete: 2016/2020

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