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Ground Breaking at Caloosahatchee Basin Project by Salini Impregilo

Infra News - Published on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

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Salini Impregilo and its US subsidiary Lane celebrated in the presence of the Florida state governor a ground-breaking event for the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir, a $524-million project that will help rehabilitate the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary as part of the state’s Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by members of the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as conservation groups, the local community and environment stakeholders for the start of one of the most important projects of its kind in the United States.

Over the years, the estuary has suffered from harmful discharges from residential and agricultural development in the area. The project will promote a healthy biological system through the capture and controlled release of water. It will reduce the amount of fresh water flows to the estuary from basin run-off from the lake during wet periods, and maintain a desirable minimum flow of fresh water to the estuary during dry periods.

Work on the reservoir includes the construction of an earth-fill dam with a perimetre of about 16.3 miles (26.2 kilometres) and a separator dam of 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometres) in length. The reservoir will encompass about 10,000 acres (40.5 square kilometres) and store 170,000 acre-feet (209.7 million cubic metres) of water when full. Work is expected to be completed by 2024.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 04 Nov 2019
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