C-43

The Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir Project was initiated under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000. The project includes an above ground reservoir with a total storage capacity of approximately 160,000-acre feet. The reservoir will be located in the C-43 Basin which spans Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties. This project is designed to capture C-43 basin runoff and releases from Lake Okeechobee. The reservoir will be designed for environmental water supply benefits to the Caloosahatchee Estuary that will reduce the salinity and nutrient impacts of runoff to the estuary and some flood attenuation. 

GFA Services
  • GFA provided geotechnical engineering services consisting of the installation of piezometers and inclinometers. 
  • GFA performed seven standard penetration test (SPT) borings to depths of 100-feet below existing grade and performed well abandonments and grouting on fifty existing wells. 
  • GFA is providing engineering field technicians and a certified laboratory to complete construction materials testing consisting of performing soil proctor analysis, density testing, LBR testing, moisture content testing, Atterberg limits, pH of soils, sieve analysis, organic testing, compressive strength testing, LA abrasion testing, earthwork monitoring, earthwork inspection and other engineering services for the project.