WEBCAM: C-44 Reservoir and STA Construction
Now under construction by the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the St. Lucie River (C‑44) Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County will improve the timing and water quality of flows to the St. Lucie Estuary. You can watch the construction progress using the webcam controls below. New photos will be posted each day at regular intervals for you to view. You can also search through the calendar for archived photos.
The SFWMD is building the 6,300-acre STA, its associated features and the reservoir pump station. State-funded construction of these major components will be complete in 2017. The Corps completed some critical project works in 2014 and started construction on the 3,400-acre, deep-storage reservoir in November 2015. Completion of the reservoir is expected in 2020.
C‑44 RESERVOIR AND STA FACTS
The project will capture 65 percent of the average annual stormwater runoff in the C‑44 basin. The reservoir will hold up to 50,600 acre-feet, or 16 billion gallons, of water at an average depth of 15 feet. Pumping capacity for the reservoir pump station will be 1,100 cubic feet per second, or about 717 million gallons per day. The STA will include 32 miles of berms, 30 miles of canals and 63 structures.