Mod Waters test-drives increased water deliveries to Everglades Park

Authorized in 1989, the Mod Waters project is one of the first Everglades restoration projects. Its goal is to increase the flow of water across Tamiami Trail into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Implementation has been delayed several times, but major progress has been made since the 2014 System Status Report with the recent completion of several new facilities, such as elevation of Tamiami and flood protection for the 8.5 Square Mile Area. Operational tests are now underway to maximize flow into the Park. Therefore, the beneficial hydrologic changes anticipated from Mod Waters are beginning to materialize.