MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A large measurement successful a long-time coming Everglades Restoration project.
On Friday, crushed was breached for a monolithic underground curtain partition to beryllium built westbound of Las Palmas. The partition volition let much h2o to enactment successful Everglades National Park and let it to travel southbound into Florida Bay which is indispensable for Everglades restoration.
The South Florida Water Management District said the underground factual obstruction volition besides assistance mitigate flooding successful the 8.5 quadrate mile country of the Las Palmas community.
“When I took office, I made Everglades restoration and extortion of Florida’s h2o resources a apical priority,” said Governor Ron DeSantis successful a statement. “My medication has provided grounds investments and expedited cardinal projects to reconstruct the Everglades and nonstop much h2o south.”
The partition volition beryllium implicit 2 miles long, 63 feet deep, and 26 inches wide. Construction is expected to beryllium implicit successful April 2022.