Underground wall prevents seepage into Las Palmas

Posted 9/15/22

On Sept. 15, the South Florida Water Management District joined federal, state, and local partners to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the 8.5 Square Mile Area Seepage Wall …

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Underground wall prevents seepage into Las Palmas

On Sept. 15, the ribbon cutting was held for the 8.5 square mile seepage wall to protect the developed area from seepage of water from Everglades National Park. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]
On Sept. 15, the ribbon cutting was held for the 8.5 square mile seepage wall to protect the developed area from seepage of water from Everglades National Park. [Photo courtesy SFWMD]
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY -- On Sept. 15, the South Florida Water Management District joined federal, state, and local partners to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the 8.5 Square Mile Area Seepage Wall Project in Miami-Dade County. This one-of-a-kind project built 2.3 miles of an underground wall to prevent water from seeping out of Everglades National Park and into the nearby community of Las Palmas.
 
The project supports restoration efforts to move water south through the Everglades and into Florida Bay while mitigating potential flooding impacts in nearby communities.
 
The project is already demonstrating success for Everglades restoration, and the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board recently authorized an additional phase of the project.
 
The next phase will break ground later this year to provide additional restoration and flood mitigation benefits.
8.5 square mile, Las Palmas, seepage wall

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