Water Flow and Water Quality - State and Federal Partnership

Focusing on Water Flow

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), the $13.5 billion, 50-50 state-federal partnership, is the largest water restoration project in the world. By returning a more natural flow of water to the famed River of Grass, this multi-decade restoration initiative is:

  • Providing water essential for restoration back to the Everglades ecosystem;
  • Saving the habitat of more than 60 threatened and endangered species;
  • Providing flood protection to the region; and
  • Replenishing the underground water supply for millions of Floridians.

To date the State has:

  • Invested $2.4 billion in CERP.
  • Acquired over 60 percent (more than 230,000 acres) of the total land needed for CERP implementation.
  • Invested an additional $1.8  billion to improving water quality in the Everglades.

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Last updated: January 24, 2011