Non-CERP Restoration Activities in South Florida
The following represent the major non-CERP initiatives currently under way in support of the South Florida ecosystem restoration (Figure 2-3-1). Progress on these non-CERP projects is discussed in Appendix B.
Kissimmee River Restoration Project
This project, authorized by Congress in 1992, aims to reestablish the historical river-floodplain system at the headwaters of the Everglades watershed and, thereby, restore biological diversity and functionality. The project plans to backfill 22 miles of the 56-mile C-38 Canal and carve new sections of the river channel to connect channel remnants, thereby restoring over 40 miles of meandering river channel in the Kissimmee River.