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SOUTH ATL ANTIC DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION FOUNDATION PROJECTS BRING WATER TO EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK BY ERICA SKOLTE, Jacksonville District

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The modified water deliveries to the Everglades National Park Project, known as “Mod Waters,” and the C-111 South Dade Project serve as the foundation for all of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Projects under construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, including the largest and most

PHOTO BY JENN MILLER

henever a structure is built, whether it’s a house or a pump station, or if it’s part of the vast and complex infrastructure that makes it possible for more than 8.1 million people to live in South Florida, the first step is always to build a strong foundation.

The 1-mile-long Tamiami Trail Bridge, west of Miami, Florida, was completed in 2013. The bridge is one of the critical features that will allow water to flow more naturally into Everglades National Park as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to restore the Everglades and other ecosystems in South Florida.

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