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"FOUR RIVER BASINS' FLORIDA (FRB) ILC
SEPTEMBER 30, 1976
The FRB project was conceived by the Florida" project is not effective and the r"
U.S. Corps of Engineers as a 15-year cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace and
project costing approximately $104.6 surrounding areas are continuing to be o
million in response to a need to prevent a threatened by disastrous and costly
recurrence of the tragic loss of life and flooding. However, in addition to con-
costly damage caused by Hurricane trolling and routing floodwaters, the TBC /*I
Donna in September of 1960. The South- could also serve as a very significant .im
west Florida Water Management District supplemental supply of potable water for -
was established by the Florida State the City of Tampa. There is also the / -:
Legislature in 1961 as local sponsor for possibility that the canal will be used to ,. c-
the project and was charged with the convey advanced treated waste water --
responsibility to coordinate with the U.S. from the City's new waste water treat-
Government for its construction. ment plant (now under construction) to "- "
its water supply treatment facility for .,
The project has been modified to blend reuse. The potential water available is 60 E-
flood control methods with water con- million gallons per day. "V .
servation concepts and is now in its tenth i
year of construction. Operational success As of September 30, 1976, the total
depends upon the construction of an investment in the FRB project including I
important system of short-term flood that under construction, was $81.5 "
detention areas and the means for con- million. Approximately $27.6 million has
trolling and routing excess runoff. been expended for land acquisition and ,., ,,,.
$53.8 million has been expended for IwVB s
Conceptually, the detention areas will construction. Land acquisition for the ",o,,, d,".
retain excess runoff during periods of entire project is over 72 per cent complete .'.m ,s cm oI= nmus
heavy rainfall until such time as it is and 98 per cent complete for the Tampa 1. La .erpo.- 1972 $ 2.382.455
assured that the downstream conveyance Bypass Canal. Construction for the '19: .-,9S^. 1975
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capacities of the respectively involved entire project is approximately 30 per ""s "a" u"" '' '.,
e r r cylae-Toue Canal and ,-212 r 1971 2,129,560
rivers will not be exceeded. For example, cent complete and 60 per cent complete :. "..r c.1. a C 2, 191 ,8,4 ,
in the case of the Hillsborough River, for the Tampa Bypass Canal. The estimat- 8. Bridges (oala.y) Au ,ears$. .097
three major detention areas will hold this ed cost of construction in progress is _a W, srcno S. =n M,
excess water until such time as it can be $19.9 million. The estimated cost of i. Tp. s,..y. c.aa
released and carried around the densely construction work remaining to be A. sct 1977 $ 4,896.,00a
populated Tampa Bay area by the Tampa accomplished is approximately $100 St--: i. t ,
Bypass Canal. The other three major million. B. Brides (iw) i,,,
streams involved in the FRB project are AL cisno, 53,8.1.69
the Peace, Oklawaha and Withlacoochee The District has requested approximately .an Ismn. arS
Rivers. $1.67 million from the State of Florida in A. Flod etenti A rea
anticipation of $9.9 million from theer bool 15.,06 1,705 $ 8.72,138
2. Upper tlllbmroD 4,609 6,896 939,845,
The Tampa Bypass Canal is a vitally federal Government in Fiscal Year '78 Little lthlaeacee 23,519 -0- 658,202
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important flood effort within the "Four which would allow continuation of 5:c,...Ce. 3., ,.,, ,_,,S_.
River Basins, Florida project. Its basic on-going contracts and initiation of con- C $ 21,041
purpose is to control and reroute flood- struction on Section 4B of the Tampa ,. T ,.9 5.729.970
to2. Harney Canal 62 260,055
waters of the Hillsborough River around Bypass Canal, the last major section of the 3. a.e Trpo Onll Cal 168.3 330.000
Temple Terrace and Tampa to preclude canal that remains to be completed, and asaryk.m Canal 218 129249
serious flooding of those cities. Without Levee 112 of the Lower Hillsborough 6 ak. $rk"-ai' 153 6.627: "35
project progress and completion, this Flood Detention area. ,TOr m. AcuIsmoi $ 27.^,076
major element of the "Four River Basins, IOAL nsi AILT S=OCS 1,479.765
Includes railroad bridges and/or water control structures