Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project
Part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project is a planning effort being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District to identify opportunities to improve the quantity, timing and distribution of flows into the 730-square-mile lake. The project area, where placement of potential features are being considered, covers a large portion of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed north of the lake.
Goals and objectives for the project include:
- Increasing water storage capacity in the watershed, resulting in improved Lake Okeechobee water levels
- Improving the quantity and timing of discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries
- Restoring wetlands
- Improving existing and future water supply
Current project footprint of Recommended Plan (Alternative 1BWR), see:
Current placement of Recommended Plan (Alternative 1BWR), see:
For more detailed information on the project, see:
Public Planning Workshops
The District is conducting a series of workshops to solicit public input on plan alternatives for the project. Information on upcoming workshops will be posted on this page, as well as presentations, videos and materials from previous workshops.
Details about upcoming workshops will be posted here.
- Letter to USACE: Pre-Partnership Credit Agreement - July 22, 2019 [PDF]
- Agenda: June 18, 2018 Landowner Workshop [PDF]
- Map: Tentatively Selected Plan: Alternative 1BW - June 2018 [PDF]
- Letter to Landowners in Potential Project Footprint – June 8, 2018 [PDF]
- Map: Parcel Ownership for Tentatively Selected Plan - June 2018 [PDF]
- Presentation: June 18, 2018 Landowner Workshop [PDF]
- Minutes: June 18, 2018 Landowner Workshop [PDF]