- The goal of this project is to reduce
the unwanted flow of groundwater out of Everglades National Park.
- Phase 1 is the construction of a 35 foot
deep cement/bentonite seepage barrier for a
distance of two miles, south of Tamiami Trail between
Everglades National Park and the L-31N canal.
- The project is being constructed by the
Miami-Dade Limestone Products Association using funds collected through a
state imposed fee on limestone products sold by the mining companies
operating in the Lake Belt region of Miami-Dade County.
- The project was approved by the Lake
Belt Mitigation Committee after almost 3 years of review that included
construction of a 1000 foot prototype and intense field and computer
simulation of the concept.
- The Lake Belt Mitigation Committee is
made up of professional and management staff from the federal, state and
local agencies that oversee environmental and water resource matters in
- The Miami-Dade Limestone Products
Association is a non-profit trade association made up of the limestone
mining and processing companies operating within the Lake Belt, and other