July 18, 2017
Homestead, FL - South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) teams from the Homestead and West Palm Beach field stations worked through the weekend to install two temporary pumps that will ramp up efforts to lower water levels in Water Conservation Area 3A.
"I am very proud of our staff for working tirelessly to implement this pump installation, as well as all the other efforts undertaken since heavy rainfall caused this high water emergency in the conservation areas," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Dan O'Keefe. "Protecting plants and wildlife and the Everglades is important to every Floridian and this latest example once again proves our staff is up for the task."
The two temporary pumps, installed at the S-176 structure in South Miami-Dade County, are part of the South Dade Conveyance System that allows water to be moved to tide south through the S-197 structure. The pumps increase the amount of water that can be moved through S-176 south by 175 cubic feet per second, allowing more water to be moved out of Water Conservation Area 3A to the north.