Title: Letter from WCRWSA to SWFWMD re: FY 1977 Budget Requirements
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Title: Letter from WCRWSA to SWFWMD re: FY 1977 Budget Requirements
Alternate Title: Letter from WCRWSA to SWFWMD re: FY 1977 Budget Requirements for SWFWMD Assistance of WCRWSA Water Resources Projects.
Physical Description: 4p.
Language: English
Publication Date: April 23, 1976
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 6C ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 179
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Mr. Donald R. Fea.-er
April 23, 1976
Page Four

significant steps toward developing new regional water sources
and to increase the yield of existing developments.

Si3".ie rely,

Richar J. Hesse
General Manager


cc: Charles E. Rainey
Robert Curry
Curtis L. Law
Charles E. Schuh
Dale Twachtmann
Louis de la Parte, Jr.

Mr. Donald R. Feo-ter
April 23, 1976
Page Three

The purpose of this project is to develop a plan for:

(1) The desired degree of preservation of the flora and
fauna of the area.

(2) The methodology and facilities required to maintain
this degree of preservation.

(3) The continual monitoring of the area to observe and
record the degree of stress attributable to use as
a well field area.

Item 3. Funds in the amount of $172,355 are needed to
complete the Post-1980 Needs Study during fiscal year
1977, including staff level in-house work. This amount
could be divided among the various basin boards in
accordance with WCRWSA letter, dated April 16, 1976.
Percentage-wise, the benefits are approximately as

Pinellas Anclote 43.0%
Northwest Hill:borough 3.9%
Hillsborough 23.6%
Pithlachascottee 7.6%
Alafia 21.9%

Item 4. From the Post 1980 Water Sources Study the
consultants will develop a plan for facilities to meet the
1980-85 period water demands. This will include specific
recommended facilities which may require additional engi-
neering design and other inter-disciplinary studies. Funds
for performing these investigations are estimated at
$100,000 per facility. The project request is therefore,
$200,000. Since the location of these facilities will be
defined in the 1980 Water Sources Study, their location at
this time cannot be designated. However, the benefits
from the projects will probably accrue to the basin boards
in proportion to their future needs and this item could be
allocated among the basin boards as in Item 3 above.

Our FY 77 fund request was outlined to Sonny Vergara, by members
of my staff, at his request, by telephone on April 21, 1976.
These estimates are preliminary and as we progress in each
project, some transfer of funds between projects may be necessary.
However, the'total amount of $572,000 as requested may be con-
sidered firm.

I reiterate, it is my conviction that your support of these
efforts will go far toward enabling us to take the necessary and

Mr. Donald R. FeSter
April 23, 1976
Page Two

The project is a logical "follow-on" to the current
consultants study on "Water Management Alternatives
for the Anclote River Water Storage Area (J. B. Starkey
Wilderness Park)", and is based on the assumption that
the SWFWMD consultant will:

(1) Develop a favorable water budget analysis insofar
as water supply functions are concerned.

(2) Develop favorable alternatives for design of a
well field.

(3) Define favorable hydrologic ground water characteristics
and surface water recharge capabilities.

(4) Define favorable locations of production wells,
monitor wells, well depths and permissible
withdrawal rates based on hydraulic, recreational,
and environmental aspects of the management plan.

The purpose of this project is to have readily available
plans, specifications and contractual documents for the
actual construction of facilities, and to expedite the
development of the Starkey area for water supply purposes.
The WCRWSA will develop financing for the construction,
and own and operate the production facilities under the
regulation and management functions of the District.

Item 2. (Hillsborough River Basin Board, Pinellas-Anclote
River Basin Board, N. W. Hillsborough Basin Board and
Pithlachascotee River Basin Board.)

This project is to request funds in the amount of $50,000
to facilitate the operations and ultimate use of the
Cypress Creek Flood Detention Area for the purpose of
regional water production. It is foreseeable that the
Q-% location and extent of existing and future private devel-
n /,4 opments in this area may create extensive litigation.
'f It is also foreseeable that the encroaching developments
Swill generate a demand for more public land devoted to
O the preservation of natural environments and the protection
of wildlife.

It is fortuitous that the Cypress Creek area seems to be
/ suitable for water management, water supply and natural
/ preservation use. The operational nature of well fields
and water retention is not necessarily in conflict with
the use of the area for wildlife protection and preservation.
However, a sound "biological plan and environmental monitoring
facilities should be available as the area is developed
for water management and supply purposes.


"West Coast Rlg-wional WVater S pply Autlority
ARBOR OFFICE NimR, SUTl-- 4 1321 U.S. 19 SOUTH, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33516 813-531-5885


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April 23, 1976

Mr. Donald R. Feaster, P. E.
Executive Director r-""
Southwest Florida Water .
Management District
P. O. Box 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512

Subject: FY 1977 Budget Requirements for SWFWMD Assistance
of WCRWSA Water Resources Projects

Dear Don:

Reference my letter of April 16, 1976 addressing the FY 1976
Authority budget requirements, and the following funding needs
for FY 1977.

The following four items outline the FY 1977 projects and
include the rationale for pursuing the projects in the next
fiscal year. In this respect, it is strongly recommended that
your study of water management alternatives for the J. B.
Starkey Wilderness Park be expedited. Several decisions
affecting the water supply of member jurisdictions of the
Authority hinge upon the outcome of this study.

Item 1. (Pithlachascotee River Basin Board and the
Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board.)

This project will require funds in the amount of $150,000
ir for detailed engineering interconnect studies, design
)V^ _1> plans, specifications, financial alternatives, right-of-
C=Ci ^ -" way options and rate studies for the development of a
^ 'A / regional well field, treatment plant and transmission
{ L \ facilities. The regional facility is to be located in
6the J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park and is primarily
I" Q ] justified to serve the West Pasco County Water System and
/ INew Port Richey Water System; and secondarily for "back-up"
; "^Ol and relief facilities for the Pinellas County and
. /_ St. Petersburg Water Systems.
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