Legislative Program 2019 Legislative Program - Page 2

THE CITY’S TOP LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES M C CARTY RANCH EXTENSION WATER QUALITY RESTORATION AREA 3 REQUEST: $1,939,414 BENEFIT: This project will minimize the fresh water and nutrient discharges into the C-23 Canal, and then, into the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. When the entire project is complete, it will take 1,871 acres of fallow citrus grove and a 730-acre water impoundment located at McCarty Ranch Preserve and convert them into a shallow water quality and treatment facility. Every year, this project will keep up to 21 percent of nutrient-laden discharges from entering the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, protecting the quality of its water. FUNDING HISTORY OF MCCARTY RANCH AREA 7 AREAS 4-7 AREA 3 AREA 2 AREA 1 FUTURE FUNDING REQUEST FUNDED FUNDED AREA 5 77 ACRES AREA 4 AREA 3 AREA 2 AREA 1 304 ACRES 280 ACRES 275 ACRES 210 ACRES C-23 Canal www.CityofPSL.com/Legislative DETAILS: • The overall project will be constructed in seven phases. • Construction of Area 1 will be complete by April 2019. • Construction of Area 2 will begin by May 2019. • This appropriation request will allow the City of Port St. Lucie to construct Area 3 on 280 acres, which will annually hold back 1.3 billion gallons of water, 13,224 pounds of nitrogen and 2,723 pounds of phosphorus from entering the waterway. AREA 6 40 ACRES • The City of Port St. Lucie appreciates last year’s legislative appropriation, which allows the City to design Area 3, with construction set to begin in January 2020.