Central and Southern Florida Flood Resiliency Study
The District is seeking to advance a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to initiate the Central and South Florida Flood Resiliency Study. This study would analyze the current Central and South Florida Project (C&SF Project), designed 72 years ago, that is the groundwork for the series of flood protection canals that exist today. The study is justified by the changed physical conditions already impacting the original project purposes, including land development, population increase, sea level rise and climate change. It will assess which infrastructure is at the highest risk of impact from a changing climate and address flood vulnerabilities, water supply needs, and surge protection. A phased approach is being proposed, focusing on the critical project features and coastal structures which can reduce the most immediate flood risk, based on a broad C&SF system overview, resulting in actionable recommendations to Congress.
Learn more about this important project here:
- Governing Board Presentation on March 12, 2020
- SFWMD Endorsement Letter and Governing Board Resolution
- Appraisal Report
- Letters of Support
The District is also coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on several resiliency planning initiatives, including the South Atlantic Coastal Study, the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, and the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.