Tamiami (C-4) Canal Flood Protection Project
The Tamiami (C-4) Canal Flood Protection Project was launched in response to local flooding from Hurricane Irene in 1999 and the "No Name Storm" in 2000. It is a multi-phase project and includes the completed 900-acre Emergency Detention Basin in West Miami-Dade County, multiple canal bank improvements, the S-25B Forward Pump Station, the S-26 Pump Station and a dredging project adjacent to Florida's Turnpike. The overall project is providing improved flood protection to 500,000 residents and to 5,000 homes and businesses.
The South Florida Water Management District continues a phased construction of flood protection walls and earthen berms along the Tamiami Canal (C-4) in sections of the City of Sweetwater and unincorporated Miami-Dade County. The next sections to be constructed will be the Sweetwater Phase between 107th Avenue and 97th Avenue and the Belen Phase II from SW 122nd Avenue to SW 130th Avenue. This effort, scheduled to begin construction in June 2014, is part of the Tamiami (C-4) Canal Flood Protection Project.