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Miami-Dade County features two unique national parks – Everglades and Biscayne. With nearly 2.5 million residents, it is also the most populous county in Florida. Miami-Dade's combination of ecological treasures and its large population demonstrates the complexities of balancing the South Florida Water Management District's water quality, flood control, environmental restoration and water supply missions.

Outreach and Intergovernmental Representatives develop partnerships with local governments, utilities, community groups and other stakeholders in Miami-Dade County and create a better understanding of local water resource issues through outreach and education activities.

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  • Miami Field Station
    9001 NW 58th Street
    Miami, FL 33178
    (305) 513-3420
    Fax: (305) 594-9498
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Tamiami (C-4) Canal Flood Protection Project

Informational Posters graphicCanal bank improvements to maximize flood protection in Sweetwater and unincorporated Miami-Dade County continue

The Tamiami (C-4) Canal Flood Protection Project was launched in response to local flooding from Hurricane Irene in 1999 and the "No Name Storm" in 2000. It is a multi-phase project and includes the completed 900-acre Emergency Detention Basin in West Miami-Dade County, multiple canal bank improvements, the S-25B Forward Pump Station, the S-26 Pump Station and a dredging project adjacent to Florida's Turnpike. The overall project is providing improved flood protection to 500,000 residents and to 5,000 homes and businesses. more »
 
 
 
Task Force and Coordination Teams
  • Miami-Dade County Lake Belt: The Lake Belt Area encompasses 77.5 square miles of environmentally sensitive land at the western edge of the Miami-Dade County urban area. The wetlands and lakes of the Lake Belt offer the potential to buffer the Everglades from the potentially adverse impacts of urban development. more »
     
  • Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team: Integrates and coordinates restoration, enhancement, and preservation projects, plans, and activities working towards maintaining a functioning ecosystem.
     
  • C-4 Technical Group: Updates on the local and District projects for the C-4 Basin.
     
  • City of Miami Green Commission: Working to make the City of Miami "greener.'.
     
  • Environmental Education Providers of Miami-Dade County: Promotes environmental education throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools and organizations.
     
  • Miami River Commission: Deals with any and all issues related to the Miami River, such as public policy, dredging, pollution, water quality and public awareness. Also participate on Stormwater Subcommittee, Greenways Subcommittee, Dredging Working Group and Urban Infill Working Group.
     
  • Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force and sub-committees: Deals with climate change issues in a comprehensive effort that may impact zoning, land use, building codes and other planning areas.
     
  • Miami-Dade Planner's Technical Committee: Planning group with representatives from all municipalities and the county dealing with water supply issues, climate change legislation/issues, growth planning and Department of Community Affairs issues.
     
  • Urban Horticulture Advisory Committee: Planning on agricultural and water conservation issues and events for the year.
     


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  • Armando Vilaboy - Intergovernmental & Outreach Representative
    avilaboy@sfwmd.gov
    (305) 513-3420, ext. 7249

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