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By JIM DeGENNARO
Tribune Staff Writer
SA combination water conservation and flood con- The feasibility study was submitted at a meeting
trol project has been proposed that would divert peri- of the Northwest Hillsborough Basin Board, South-
odic excess water from Lake Keystone in northwest .
Hillsborough County to surrounding smaller lakes west F 1 orid a Water Management District
with water deficiency problems. (SWFWMD)' yesterday in Tampa.
: ..DONALD R. FEASTER, dis-
S, trict engineer.for SWFWMD,
:told basin board members that
;=. .the water excess problem in
Keystone Lake is chronic, as
is the water deficiency prob-
lem Ain Lakes Juanita and
Y |Rogers, adjacent to Keystone.
\- "_ ,^ "Keystone periodically has
... ^- ; j ~more water in it than it can
( !y^ -- Cget out sometimes causing
..... 0 ^ \ S minor flooding," he said. "The
Taon gsp lake has its high stages in the
^ \summertime, when heavy
rains normally fall."
.,f^ ( ilia P ~The district engineer noted
af --e in ," i lyi o I "h that the shoreline around Lake
Lake Link Keystone Keystone is developed in-
Stensely with expensive homes,
Proposed many of which are built on or
'* '\y \ ^'^i~il11^ near the lake's historic flood
*pFrom Page 1 plain.
control flooding in Lake Key- "The outlet channel capac-
stone, but would put the ity of Brooker Creek, Lake
excess water to beneficial use. Keystone's primary tributary,
"This is not primarily a is insufficient to prevent food
flood control project," he said. \ damage during the mean an-
"Although taking excess water f a nual storm," Feaster said. "A
from the lake would reduce ingt d. lare storm, of say 10-year
the chance of flooding, our recurrence frequency, would
primary aim is to put. this RogerSiiii : undoubtedly cause extensive
excess water in the smaller, .-. damage to a number of ex-
nearby lakes for storage and ,N ". L, .
recharging purposes." ( :- pensive homes and waterfront
SWFWMD's water diversion 'l'tac d . property."
plan, basically and simply, is y^ ;! HE SAID THE SWFWMD
to draw water from Lake Key- *' "'J staff had drawn up prelim-
stone, the largest body of ,, ,,, ';.. naryary plans that not only would
water in the northwest Hills- P -' ; '-:('7 ..please See Page 6, Col. 8
borough area, by 36-inch gray- . ,* "
ity pipes to Lake Juanita.
From Lake Juanita, water
would be pumped to Lake
Rogers which is owned by the
City of St. Petersburg.