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Corps Breaks Ground on North Detention Area for Everglades Project

Posted on January 11, 2016

By Jenn Miller,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County today.

The contract, known as Contract 8, involves constructing the North Detention Area, which will connect the C-111 South Dade project to the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park project. These projects are foundation projects, which the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, or CERP, builds upon to deliver essential restoration benefits to America’s Everglades.

“The Obama Administration has already invested $2.2 billion in the restoration of the Everglades. This is the second groundbreaking in just two months,” said Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works. “The C-111 South Dade project is critical to the overall efforts to restore the south Florida ecosystem. Together, we are saving this system and preserving it for future generations.”


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