Belen Drainage Improvements Stormwater Master Plan & Drainage Improvements

Civil Works Projects




Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resource Management

Completed Date

2009 - 2018


$ 17M

Enhancing Stormwater Drainage in 1.5-Square-Mile Area
This comprehensive project aimed to improve stormwater drainage within a 1.5-square-mile area, partially funded by FEMA. Through meticulous planning, hydraulic modeling, and engineering design, a robust drainage system was implemented to address flooding concerns and enhance community resilience.

Project Goals

  • Reduce flood risk:Mitigate flooding potential within the designated area by effectively managing stormwater runoff.
  • Improve drainage efficiency:Design and implement a functional network of drainage elements to ensure proper water conveyance.
  • Enhance infrastructure:Construct a reliable drainage system using durable materials and advanced technologies.
  • Protect adjacent waterways:Implement measures to ensure responsible discharge of stormwater into the C-4 canal while safeguarding its banks.
  • Maximize funding:Utilize FEMA funding effectively to achieve optimal project outcomes.

Final Outcome

This project demonstrates CWI’s expertise in stormwater management, infrastructure development, and responsible collaboration with funding agencies. Its success contributes to a safer and more resilient community.

  • Comprehensive drainage system:A new network of drainage basins, exfiltration trenches, conveyance pipes, and high-velocity pump stations now operates effectively.
  • Reduced flood risk:The project significantly reduces the area’s vulnerability to flooding events, promoting community safety and well-being.
  • Improved water management:Optimized drainage infrastructure efficiently handles stormwater runoff, preventing potential damage and inconvenience.
  • Protected waterways:New concrete headwalls and canal bank revetment safeguard the C-4 canal from the impact of high-velocity pump discharges.
  • Successful project completion:The project was completed within budget and timeframe, utilizing FEMA funding effectively.
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