USACE Big Cypress Reservation Water Conservation Plan

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USACE Big Cypress Reservation Water Conservation Plan

Hendry County, Florida

The United States Army Corp of Engineers, along with The Seminole Tribe of Florida, constructed water control and treatment facilities in the western portion of the Big Cypress Reservation in Hendry County, Florida. This project improved the quality of agricultural water runoff within the reservation, restored its water storage capacity, and helped re-establish native vegetation.

The Seminole Tribe Big Cypress Water Conservation Plan site is located directly north of the Big Cypress National Perserve and west of Water Conservation Area 3A. The Big Cypress Reservation is traversed by the L-28 and L-28I Canals and the North and West Feeder Canals; all of these conveyances were constructed as part of the Central & Southern Florida Flood Control project.

CES coordinated efforts with these partners and performed Construction Material Testing Services as follows:

  • Structural Welding Inspections
  • Ultrasonic/Magnetic Partical Inspections
  • Daily Construction Observation
  • Field Densities
  • Modified Proctors
  • Organic Content by Loss of Ignition
  • Concrete
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