In May, the South Florida Water Management District and Army Corps of Engineers hosted a celebratory groundbreaking of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) North Phase component. CEPP aims to improve clean water flows, including the distribution and timing to the central Everglades and the Water Conservation Areas, to transport more water south to the Everglades and Florida Bay while replenishing aquifers in South Florida.
CEPP North, in western Broward County, consists of seven structures and improves 18 miles of canals currently in operation to restore water levels in the northern part of the central Everglades. CEPP, including the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir project, is critical to Everglades restoration and marks a major step forward in our pursuit of a healthy Everglades.
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2023 State of the Everglades report.