Title: Cypress Creek Well field, West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
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Title: Cypress Creek Well field, West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
Alternate Title: Cypress Creek Well field, West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, CUP No. 203650. Summary 1962 - Aug. 1979
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 7 ( WELL FIELD HISTORIES ), Item 10
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Cypress Creek Wellfield
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
CUP No. 203650

1962 The concept for Cypress Creek Wellfield originated from
the "Four Rivers Basin Project" which was a multi-purpose
federal assistance, flood control and water management

November 1973 An agreement was entered into by Pasco County, Pinellas
County, the City of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough River
Basin and the Southwest Florida Water Management District
for the ultimate development of the Cypress Creek Flood
Detention Area into a wellfield. Three phases of devel-
opment were described in this agreement:

1. Land acquisition
2. Test well development
3. Construction and development of wellfield

March 1974 The Southwest Florida Water Management District staff con-
ducted a preliminary planning report on the development of
Cypress Creek into a wellfield and flood detention area.

July 1974 District staff received comments from State on planning

January 1975 District staff completed an Environmental Assessment for
the development of Cypress Creek Wellfield.

March 1975 State reviewed Environmental Assessment and submitted comments.

April 1975 Final Environmental Assessment of Cypress Creek Wellfield

September 1975 The City of St. Petersburg filed a Consumptive Use Appli-
cation for authority to withdraw an average of 30 mgd from
Cypress Creek. Furthermore, the District approved a lease
which allowed the City to use District land for the purpose
of wellfield development.

January 1976 The City of St. Petersburg was granted authority to conduct
a pumping test program at Cypress Creek under Consumptive
Use Permit No. 7500157.

January 1976 A Pasco County Circuit Judge ordered a halt to development
of the Cypress Creek Wellfield until an environmental impact
study was completed.

April 1976 The District approved use of Cypress Creek Wellfield to meet
emergency water shortage in Pinellas County.

May 1976 WCRWSA completed a draft DRI on the development of Cypress
Creek Wellfield, however, the DRI was never circulated.

July 1976 The Governing Board modified emergency water storage order
to allow for continuation of test pumping program.

September 1976 The District contracted with the firm of Seaburn and Robertson,
SInc., for a plan of interim operation and management of the

November 1976 The City of St. Petersburg and WCRWSA entered into an agree-
RUED IN FILE ment whereby the City planned to convey rights to WCRWSA for
O BECORD,SWFWMD development of wellfield on City property in Cypress Creek
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March 1977 Seaburn and Robertson, Inc., concluded their Phase I study
of Cypress Creek, Operation and Management Plan.
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Cypress Creek Wellfield

June 1977 A Consumptive Use Permit Application was filed by WCRWSA
for authority to withdraw 30 mgd from Cypress Creek under
CUP No. 27703650.

October 1977 Seaburn and Robertson, Inc., completed their Phase II study
of Cypress Creek, Operation and Management Plan.

January 1978 The District issued an order to the WCRWSA granting author-
ity for an average withdrawal of 10 mgd and requiring a 30-
day, 30 mgd stress test. Also, the order substituted the
WCRWSA for the City of St. Petersburg as applicant in the
original Cypress Creek permit.

March 1978 A permit was issued granting the WCRWSA the authority to
withdraw groundwater from Cypress Creek in the following

Average Annual 30 mgd
Maximum Daily 30 mgd

The Board also required that the WCRWSA conduct a second
60-day, 30 mgd stress test and report the results to the
District in July.

April 1978 The second stress test began at Cypress Creek.

July 1978 The WCRWSA reported results of pumping test to the Board
showing no anomalous effects occurred as a result. The
Board issued an order requiring the addition of 15 obser-
vation wells and a report on the hydrologic and ecologic
impact of pumping through the remainder of 1978.

January 1979 A hydrologic report was submitted to the District by the
WCRWSA describing an anomalous change which may have occurred
from August through December 1978 at Cypress Creek due to
wellfield operation. District staff concluded that no
unanticipated impacts occurred.

April 1979 The WCRWSA applied for a modification to the Cypress Creek
Consumptive Use Permit for authority to construct three
additional production wells with no increase in quantities.

August 1979 Consumptive use permit granted for three additional water
supply wells to provide distribution of pumpage between
thirteen wells and to provide back-up capability for exis-
ting wells. Quantities remained at 30 mgd average annual
and 30 mgd maximum daily.

Compiled by: Harold Aiken
August 1979

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