PORT EVERGLADES MANGROVE UPLAND ENHANCEMENT
The purpose of the project was to increase port capacity with five new cargo berths by lengthening the Southport Turning Notch for deep water cargo ships from 900’ to 2,400'. The project involved drainage design analysis and preparing construction plans to replace 8.7 acres of existing mangrove conservation easement affected by construction with a 16.5-acre upland enhancement of mangroves and wetland plants including stormwater quality and quantity improvements east of the Free Trade Zone area. Coordination with the FDEP, Port Administration, Port Users, and environmental stakeholders was a key part of BES's scope of services. BES was also responsible for providing the final engineering for drainage and grading plans and obtaining environmental permit applications (FDEP).
Broward County Seaport
Broward County, FL
Coordination with Broward County Seaport, FDEP and Port Users
Environmental Permit Applications Involved (FDEP)