The photo above shows the reservoir for Ten Mile Creek located in northwestern St Lucie County. The project was defunct before it was ever used. Since 2009, Ten Mile Creek has been in a “passive operating state” as near the end of construction, the concrete liner was “found to be deficient.”
The reservoir is designed to hold 6,000 acre feet of water at 10 feet. This water which would come from nearby 10 Mile Creek would then run though a storm water treatment area, retuning the cleaned water to the north fork of the St Lucie River.
The Army corp and the South Florida Water Management District must resolve their lawsuit over who is to blame and move on. The St Lucie doesn’t have time to wait.