Task 3 - Regional Development Model
A comprehensive regional model was developed by A.D.A. Engineering, Inc. (ADA) to determine regional effects of proposed flood concept projects within multiple watersheds south of the Caloosahatchee River. The MIKE SHE/MIKE 11 model, was calibrated and validated using the available measured data for the years 2016 and 2017, with a focus on the wet season. At the time of this study, the 668 square miles regional model was the largest scaled model ever developed for Lee County and combined the 2018 Estero Model, 2016 LA-MSID Model, and the 2011 update to the TCRB Model. Additional survey data was selectively collected as requested by ADA to further improve the accuracy of the regional model. However, model refinement was limited by the scale of the model and available project timeframe. Once the regional model was developed and calibrated, ADA incorporated the concept projects into the model for initial project screening.