Title: Procedure for Public Meetings On A Water Resources Management Study For Four River Basins Area, Florida. October 11, 12, 13, 1977. 20p.
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THE RECORD WILL REMAIN OPEN LNTIL 144 NOVEMBER 1977 FOR THOSE
WO DESIRE TO UAKE A WRITTEN STATEMENT TO BE INCLUDED IN T-E TRAN-
SCRIPT OF THIS PUBLIC MEETING. THE WRITTEN STATEMENT SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT ENGINEER, U. S, ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT,
JACKSONVILLE, P. 0. Fox 4970, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32201, AD
REFERENCED TO THIS PIULIC MEETING.


THIS CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC MEETING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR
ATTENDING.



























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THE FOUR PRINCIPAL ALTERNATIVES ARE GROUNDWATER WELL FIELD DEVELOP-
MENT, EXCESS SURFACE WATER STORAGEj PIPING OF EXCESS SURFACE FLOW,
AND INJECTION OF EXCESS SURFACE FLOW INTO THE AQUIFER FOR RETRIEVAL.





THESE ALTERNATIVES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED USING HYDROLOGIC AND
ENGINEERING CRITERIA ONLY.


ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPACT ASSESS-
MENT WILL BE PERFORMED ON EACH OF THE ALTERNATIVE PLANS. I AM PRESENT-
ING THESE "PLANS" TO YOU THIS EVENING SO THAT YOUR VIEWS CAN BE
INCORPORATED IN THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT.





THERE ARE FIVE MAJOR WATER SUPPLY DEMAND AREAS NEEDING MUNICIPAL
WATER FOR THE YEAR 2035, PRESENT DEMANDS EVALUATED FOR THE YEAR OF
1975 ARE BEING MET WITH EXISTING SUPPLY FACILITIES,


THE ALTERNATIVE PLANS WERE DESIGNED FOR THE PROJECTED INCREASE
IN MUNICIPAL WATER DEMAND, THAT IS/ THE PROJECTED 2035 DEMAND LESS
THE EXISTING 1975 DEMAND, THIS INCREASE IS SHOWN ON THE SLIDE:




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REA DECSCRIPTIONiI j
('iILLION GALLONS
PER DAY)


I PIELLAS WEST PASCO 150
II TAMPA S. HILLSBOROUGH 100
III ERADErTN 35
IV SARASOTA 65
V PORT CHARLOTTE 30





THE FOUR PRINCIPAL ALTERNATIVES CONSTITUTE 15 INDEPENDENT ALTEPJA-
TIVE PLANS. EACi ONE OF THE PLANS CAN SUPPLY ONLY PARTIALLY THE
REQUIRED DEMAND OR, IN COF'BINATIOMN COULD SUPPLY THE TOTAL FIVE AREA
INCREASED DE'ND OF 38u0 ID,





I WILL NOW DISCUSS GFCRIATER 'WELL FIELD DiELOPBENT ALTERNATIVE
PIAS, BEGINNING WITH THE NORTHERN PORTION OF T-E STUDY AREA.



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PROCEDURE FOR PUBLIC IETETINGS

ON A


WATER RESOURCES MIAGEVENT STUDY FOR


FOUR RIVER BASINS AREA, FLORIDA


11 OCTOBER 1977 12 OCTOBER 1977 13 OCTOBER 1977
TAMPA, FLORIDA SARASOTA, FLORIDA INVERNESS, FLORIDA


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WILL THE MEETING PLEASE COME TO ORDER,





I AM COLONEL DONALD A WISDOM,, DISTRICT ENGINEER OF THE JACKSON-
VILLE DISTRICT OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS. IT IS INDEED A PLEASURE FOR
ME TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH YOU THIS EVENING, ASSISTING
ME TONIGHT ARE SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS STAFF AND
ONE MEMBER OF A CONSULTING FIRM PREVIOUSLY UNDER CONTRACT TO THE CORPS
OF ENGINEERS, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THEM AT THIS TIME.








LINEAR WELL FIELD TO PINELLAS-WEST PASCO AREA (150 GD), THE
PLAN WOULD CONSIST OF TAPPING THE FLORIDAN AQUIFER UPGRADIENT (GEO-
HYDROLOGICALLY) OF THE COASTAL SPRINGS WITH WELLS SPACED AT 5,000
FEET APART, WATER WOULD BE DELIVERED TO ELDRIDGE-WILDE If,


CLUSTERED LINEAR WELL FIELD TO PINELLAS-WEST PASCO AREA (150 MGD)
THE PLAN CONSISTS OF FIVE COMPONENT WELL FIELDS SPACED EQUALLY APART.
WATER WOULD BE DELIVERED TO ELDRIDGE-WILDE WF.


WELL FIELD IN LITTLE WITHLACOOCHEE FLOOD DETENTION AREA (FDA) TO
TAMPA-SOUTH HILLSBOROUGH AREA (100 MGD), TWENTY-FIVE WELLS SPACED
1,000 FEET APART WOULD BE LOCATED IN THE LITTLE WITHLACOOCHEE FDA.
THE SYSTEM WOULD BE CONNECTED TO THE EXISTING CYPRESS CREEK VF AND
THEN DELIVERED TO THE CITY OF TAMPA FOR FURTHER DISTRIBUTION (25 MGD
TO SOUTH HILLSBOROUGH AREA).





WELL FIELD IN SOUTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY TO LAKE MANATEE (35 MD),
THE 14 WELLS, SPACED 1,000 FEET APART, WOULD DELIVER WATER SUPPLY TO
THE BRADENTON AREA,





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MR, DAVIS, CHIEF, FLOOD CONTROL SECTION
MR, LAUWAERT, WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT STUDY PROJECT MANAGER
MR. COLON, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
MR, SCHREUDER, SENIOR HYDROLOGIST WITH GERAGHTY & MILLER
CONSULTING FIRM


THIS MEETING IS BEING RECORDED BY MRS, GAYLE FEATHERINGILL, SHE
WILL MAKE A VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF THE TESTIMONIES WHICH WILL BE THE
BASIS FOR OUR OFFICIAL FILES AND RECORD OF THIS MEETING, THE TRAN-
SCRIPT, TOGETHER WITH ALL WRITTEN STATEMENTS AND OTHER DATA WILL BE
MADE A PART OF THE RECORD, ANYONE DESIRING A COPY OF THE TRANSCRIPT
SHOULD CONTACT HER AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING,


BEFORE WE BEGIN, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR
PROCEDURE, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SIGNED ONE OF OUR ATTENDANCE
CARDS WHEN YOU ENTERED THE ROOM, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AND MR. COLON
WILL GIVE YOU A CARD SO THAT WE MAY HAVE A RECORD OF ALL THOSE IN
ATTENDANCE,


IF YOU DESIRE TO MAKE A STATEMENT CONCERNING THE STUDY, SO INDI-
CATE IT ON THE CARD AND WHEN CALLED, COME FORWARD AND STATE YOUR
NAME, ADDRESS, AND IF YOU REPRESENT A PARTICULAR ORGANIZATION, PLEASE
STATE THE NAME OF THAT ORGANIZATION. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK OR MAKE
A STATEMENT WILL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.


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THREE VELL FIELDS TC SUPPLY SAPASOTA AREA (65 [iD), THE FARTHEST
VELL FIELD .EOULD EE 'ID AY-BETVEEN CNA AND FT. GREEN, THE NEXT WELL
FIELD IS IN THE h ORSE CREEK SITE. THE NEAREST WELL FIELD IS IN THE
LCNG AND eCLEBY CREEKS SITE. THE THREE WELL FIELDS WOULD BE CONNECTED
BY PIPELINE TO THE EXISTING VERNA WF TO SUPPLY THE SARASOTA AREA,
PIPING VATER TABLE AQUIFER WATER TO PORT CHARLOTTE FROM TELEGRAPH
Sw.AGP (30 .iDG).




I WILL NOW DISCUSS EXCESS SURFACE WATER STORAGE ALTERNATIVE PLANS.





TAMPA BYPASS CANAL (15 it1). THE PLAN WOULD PROVIDE WATER SUPPLY
TO THE TAMPA RESERVOIR DURING DRY CONDITIONS. PART OF THE TAMPA
BYPASS CANAL, UPSTREAM OF S-162, WOULD CAPTURE AQUIFER FLOW AND BE
PULIPED AND DIVERTED INTO THE IILLSBOROUGH RIVER. THE DESIRED ELEVA-
TION WOULD BE AT 15.0 FT., M.S.L. IF PLMIPING WERE TO BE DONE YEAR
LCfNG, TO PREVENT INCREASED SALINITY INTRUSION ESPECIALLY AT S-160,
WATER THAT HAS UNDERGONE ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT AT -OOKER'S
POINT TREATMENT FACILITY WILL BE PIPED UPSTREAM OF S-160 TO MAINTAIN
A HIGHER THAN 10 FT., M.S.L., HEAD. S-160 WOULD REQUIRE MODIFICATION.
THE HIGHER HEAD WILL ACT AS A FRESHWATER BARRIER AND CONVERT THE


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AS WE WILL BE MAKING A VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF THE RECORD OF
THIS MEETING, PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY AND DISTINCTLY, SO THAT OUR
REPORTER MAY GET YOUR REMARKS DOWN EXACTLY AS STATED. IF YOU HAVE
A WRITTEN STATEMENT THAT YOU ARE READING, WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU
FURNISH THE REPORTER A COPY OF THAT STATEMENT.


THIS PUBLIC MEETING WAS CALLED TO INFORM ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
OF THE ALTERNATIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PLANS PRODUCED TO DATE
IN THE STUDY AREA AND TO OUTLINE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROCEDURES
RELATED TO THIS STUDY.





THE STUDY IS A COOPERATIVE EFFORT TO DETERMINE THE MOST PRACTICAL
SOLUTION TO THE WATER RESOURCES PROBLEMS IN THE STUDY AREA, IT WILL
BE ACCOMPLISHED PRIMARILY BY THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS WITH ASSISTANCE
FROM THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, THE STATE OF
FLORIDA WITH INVOLVEMENT BY THE FOUR RIVER BASINS WATER RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT STUDY COORDINATION COMMITTEE, AND OTHER APPROPRIATE
FEDERAL, REGIONAL, AND LOCAL AGENCIES.





THE STUDY WILL BE CONDUCTED IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF PUBLIC PARTICI-
PATION, TRUST, AND MUTUAL COOPERATION. AS A PUBLIC AGENCY, THE

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REACH BETWEEN S-160 AND S-162 FROM A DISCHARGE AREA TO A RECHARGE
AREA, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT WILL CENTER AROUND SALT
INTRUSION AT THE LOWER (10 FT., M.S.L.) LEVEL AND THE QUESTION CON-
CERNING WATER QUALITY WILL BE ADDRESSED LATER ON IN THE STUDY.





THIS SLIDE SHOWS ALL THE SURFACE STORAGE PLANS. I WILL SHOW A
SLIDE ON EACH SITE SEPARATELY.





THE FISHHAWK CREEK SITE ON THE ALAFIA RIVER WOULD PROVIDE 41 MGD
TO A CONSIDERED TREATMENT FACILITY AT WIMAUMA. TWENTY-FIVE MGD WOULD
BE TREATED AT WI'IMAUMA AND DISTRIBUTED TO THE SOUTH HILLSBOROUGH AREA,
THE REMAINING UNTREATED 16 MGD WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR TREATMENT TO THE
LAKE MANATEE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE BRADENTON
AREA, WATER QUALITY WILL BE EVALUATED IN THE ALAFIA RIVER.





THE CHARLIE-LIMESTONE CREEK SITE ON THE PEACE RIVER WOULD PROVIDE
54 MIGD OF WHICH 30 lMGD WOULD BE PIPED TO THE PORT CHARLOTTE AREA AND
24 MGD TO THE VERNA WF FOR TREATMENT AND SUPPLY TO THE SARASOTA AREA,
WATER QUALITY WILL BE EVALUATED IN THE PEACE RIVER.


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CORPS OF ENGINEERS RESPONDS TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST. IT IS ONLY

THROUGH PUBLIC INTEREST THAT THE VIEWS OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES CAN BE OBTAINED.


THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS HAS AN OBLIGATION TO SEEK THESE VIEWS
AND TO ACCOMODATE THEM INSOFAR AS POSSIBLE, THERE IS AN EQUAL

OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ALL THOSE WHO EXPRESS THEIR

VIEWS, SO THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE EFFECTIVELY IN THE PLANNING

PROCESS THROUGHOUT THE STUDY.


ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE TONIGHT OR FURNISH IN THE NEAR
FUTURE RELATIVE TO WATER RESOURCES IN THIS AREA THAT WILL ASSIST

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS IN UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS, NEEDS, AND

DESIRES OF THE RESIDENTS AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS WILL

BE APPRECIATED.






SPECIFICALLY WE DESIRE TO:


1, INFORM AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THE STUDY;













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"THE IORSE CREEK SITE VDULD SUPPLEMENT THE CHARLIE-LIMESTONE
CREEKS ALTERNATIVE PLAN WITH 14 [El TO BE PIPED ALONG WITH THE
24 i,'GD TO THE VERNA IF.





I WILL NOW PRESENT THE PIPING OF EXCESS SURFACE FLOW ALTERNATIVE
PLAlS.





PIPING EXCESS SURFACE FLOW OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER (350 IGD). THE
PIPELINE WOULD BEGIN AT FANNIN ON THE SUWANNEE RIVER AND WOULD FLOW
SOUTLHARD TO DEMAND AREAS I-IV. THE FOUR AREAS COULD COMBINE FUNDS
AND CONSTRUCT ONE MAJOR PIPELINE, THEREBY REDUCING COSTS. SUPPLY
MAY BE TO ELDRIDGE-'ILDE WELL FIELD (IF) IN AREA I, CITY OF TAMPA
IN AREA II, LAKE rfANATEE IN AREA III AND THE CITY OF SARASOTA IN
AREA IV,




PIPING EXCESS SURFACE FLOW FROM LAKE ROUSSEAU (350 R'GD). SINGULAR
PIPELINES OR A JOINT PIPELINE COULD BE CONSTRUCTED. THE PLAN IS

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2, PROVIDE EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY TO FREELY, FULLY, AND
PUBLICLY EXPRESS HIS OR HER VIEW CONCERNING THE STUDY, THE WATER
RESOURCES CONCERNS YOU HAVE, AND WHAT YOU HOPE THE STUDY WILL
ACCOMPLISH;


3. OBTAIN FACTUAL INFORMATION OR SOURCES FOR SUCH INFORMATION
TO ASSIST US IN ARRIVING AT SOUND CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
CONCERNING POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO YOUR WATER RESOURCES PROBLEMS.





THE CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS PROVIDING FOR THE STUDY WERE
ADOPTED 30 DECEMBER 1969 BY THE U, S, SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
WORKS AND 14 JULY 1970 BY THE U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AT THE REQUEST OF SENATOR SPESSARD L.
HOLLAND AND REPRESENTATIVE SAM M. GIBBONS, RESPECTIVELY.







THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY IS TO DEVELOP PRACTICAL AND
IMPLEMENTABLE PLANS TO HELP SOLVE WATER AND LAND RELATED PROBLEMS
OF FLOOD CONTROL AND FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT, WATER SUPPLY AND WATER
CONSERVATION, FISH AND WILDLIFE, ESTUARINE PRESERVATION AND RECREA-
TION.


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BASICALLY IDENTICAL TO SUWANNEE RIVER EXCESS FLOW PIPING PLAN EXCEPT
FOR SOURCE LOCATION,





THE FOURTH PRINCIPAL ALTERiNATIVE CONSTITUTES THREE ALTERNATIVE
PLANS FOR INJECTION OF EXCESS SURFACE FLCG!l INTO THE AQUIFER FOR
GROUNDWATER STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STUDY
AREA WHERE NATURAL RECHARGE IS LOWER,


LAKE "ANATEE (35 (l), THE PLAN CALLS FOR A DIVERSION STRUCTURE
AT LAKE MANATEE AND PIPING OF THE WATER TO AN INJECTION-RECOVERY
FACILITY NEARBY. ONLY EXCESS SURFACE WATER WOULD BE INJECTED.


TATUM SAWGRASS (60 l1D), THE TATUM SAPGRASS SITE ON THE I' AKKA
RIVER WILL ACT AS AN EXCESS SURFACE-WATER DETENTION SITE AND PROVIDE
WATER FOR INJECTION NEAR THE SARASOTA AREA.


THE CHARLIE AND LIMESTONE CREEKS SITE (30 rD) ON THE PEACE RIVER
WILL ACT AS AN EXCESS SURFACE-WATER DETENTION SITE AND PROVIDE WATER
FOR INJECTION NEAR THE PORT CHARLOTTE AREA.


ALL INJECTION PLANS WILL BE EVALUATED WITH RESPECT TO WATER
QUALITY,



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THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO EXAMINE THE WATER RESOURCE
PROBLEMS AND NEEDS AND DETERMINE IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD

PARTICIPATE IN WATER RESOURCE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FOUR RIVER BASINS
AREA AND ADJACENT AFFECTED AREAS. I WANT TO STRESS AT THIS TIME
THAT WE IN THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARE NOT SPONSORS FOR, OR ADVOCATES
OF, THE STUDY.






OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO DETERMINE, AFTER CONSIDERING THE ENGINEER-
ING, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE
STUDY, IF A PROJECT FOR WATER RESOURCES IS FEASIBLE AND TO PRESENT
OUR FEASIBILITY REPORT, DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, AND
STATEMENT OF FINDINGS TO CONGRESS.






IN THE EVENT THAT THE WATER RESOURCES SOLUTIONS ARE DEFINITELY
NOT WITHIN THE CORPS' AUTHORITY, OUR PROGRAM IS VERY SIMPLY, A
"SOFTWARE" PLANNING SERVICE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE VIABLE SOLUTIONS
FOR LOCAL AGENCIES TO CONSIDER AND IMPLEMENT,





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THE PARAGRAPH ON THE SLIDE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE SUMMARY,
CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMViENDATIONS CHAPTER IN THE HYDROLOGIC AND
ENGINEERING EVALUATION.


DESPITEE THE AVAILABILITY OF SUFFICIENT SURFACE-WATER AND
GROUND-WATER RESOURCES TO MEET THE PROJECTED WATER-SUPPLY DEMANDS
OF THE POPULATION TO THE YEAR 2035, LOCALIZED WATER SHORTAGES
UNDOUBTEDLY WILL OCCUR AND VATER QUALITY PROBLEMS WILL PROBABLY
DEVELOP. HOWEVER, HYDROLOGIC AND ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS FOR SUCH
PROBLEMS ARE AVAILABLE, AND MOST PROBABLY WILL INVOLVE THE CONVEY-
ANCE OF VATER FROM AREAS HAVING A SURPLUS TO AREAS HAVING A DEFICIENCY.
THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOLUTIONS ULTIMATELY DEPENDS ON
ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND SOCIOPOLITICAL CONSTRAINTS IN OTHER
WORDS, THE PROBLEMS ARE NOT PURELY OF A SCIENTIFIC OR ENGINEERING
NATURE, BUT ARE ESSENTIALLY PEOPLE AND MONEY PROBLEMS.





ENIVI)ROiEiTffAL, SOCIAL, ECC'iiIC AND INiSTITUTIONAL IMPACT ASSESS-
IEWT AND EVALUiATION OF RECREATION RESOURCES OF ALTERPSATIVE WATER
RESOURCES PLAlS.



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WE IN THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS ARE AWARE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS IN THE STUDY AREA, ALSO,
FLOODING STILL OCCURS WITHIN SOME AREAS, SERIOUS LOCAL WATER TABLE
DECLINES INCLUDING REDUCTION IN LAKE LEVELS AND POTENTIOMETRIC
LEVELS, DROUGHT PERIODS ACCENTUATE UNDESIRABLE WATER SUPPLY PROBLEMS.





A PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED PROJECT, CALLED THE FOUR RIVER BASINS
PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT FLOODING IN THE HEART OF THE STUDY
AREA. IT ENCOMPASSES 6,000 SQUARE MILES AND INCLUDES ALL OR PARTS
OF THE DRAINAGE BASINS OF FOUR MAJOR STREAMS THE HILLSBOROUGH,
OKLAWAHA. WITHLACOOCHEE, AND PEACE RIVERS AS WELL AS THREE SMALLER
WEST COAST WATERSHEDS, THE PITHLACHASCOTEE AND ANCLOTE RIVERS AND
LAKE TARPON. THE PROJECT CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF DIVERSION AND CONVEY-
ANCE OF FLOOD WATERS AND PERMITS DETENTION OF EXCESS FLOOD WATERS. THE
PROJECT WAS AUTHORIZED BY THE FLOOD CONTROL ACT OF OCTOBER 23, 1962,





IN 1961, THE FLORIDA STATE LEGISLATURE CREATED THE SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SW 'UD) TO REPRESENT LOCAL INTER-
ESTS IN MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF COOPERATION AND IN OTHER MATTERS


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A CONTRACT HAS RECENTLY BEEN AWARDED TO THE CONSULTING FIRM
OF HAYES, SEAY, IATTERIx AND I"ATTERN OF POANOKE, VIRGINIA. THE FIRM
HAS ANr OFFICE IN 1EST FALM BEACH, FLORIDA. THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND
RECREATION EVALUATION WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE 15 ALTERNATIVE PLANS
DESCRIBED IN THE HYDROLOGIC AND ENGINEERING EVALUATION., Th0 ADDI-
TIONAL PLANS LOWER HILLSBOROUGH FDA AND GREEN SWAMP FDA WILL ALSO BE
ASSESSED AND EVALUATED.


THE GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE CONTRACT IS TO MEASURE AND DESCRIBE
(QUANTITATIVELY AND QUALITATIVELY) THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRON-
MENTAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPACTS AND EVALUATE RECREATION RESOURCES
OF THE ALTERNATIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PLANS. THE RESULTS
WILL INDICATE THE MOST FEASIBLE ONES FOR IMPLEMEfTATION OR FURTHER
STUDY.





IN ADDITION TO A STUDY REPORT, WE WILL ALSO PREPARE AN ENVIRON-
MENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT hHICH WILL SUMMARIZE THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESS-
MENTS OF ALL ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED; PROVIDED. AT LEAST ONE OF THESE
ALTERNATIVES IS RECOMMENDED FOR IMPLEMENTATION WITH FEDERAL PARTICIPA-
TION. AN EIS IS REQUIRED FOR ALL MAJOR FEDERAL ACTIONS,





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IN JUNE 1976, THE ECONOMIC BASE STUDY, FOUR RIVER BASINS AREA WAS
COMPLETED BY THE CONSULTING FIRM ROY F. WESTON, INC., FROM WEST CHESTER,
PENNSYLVANIA, THE CONTRACT WORK PRESENTS LAND USE AND WATER DEMANDS
FOR 1975, 1985, AND 2035 IN THE STUDY AREA, SEVERAL OF YOU HAVE
RECEIVED COPIES OF THIS REPORT, APPENDICES AND LAND USE MAP ATLAS.





DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE MAJOR EFFORT OF THE STUDY HAS BEEN
TO DEVELOP MANY POSSIBLE WAYS OF MEETING THIS WATER DEMAND IN THE
STUDY AREA, IN MAY, THE HYDROLOGICC AND ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF
THE FOUR RIVER BASINS AREA" BY GERAGHTY AND MILLER, INC., WAS DIS-
TRIBUTED FOR REVIEW AND COMMENTS TO NEARLY 100 OFFICIALS OF FEDERAL,
STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES, THE PURPOSE OF THE REPORT IS TO PRESENT,
EVALUATE, AND PROVIDE PRELIMINARY COST ESTIMATES OF SEVERAL ALTERNA-
TIVE WATER RESOURCES PLANS,





AS DESCRIBED IN THE HYDROLOGIC AND ENGINEERING EVALUATION REPORT,
VOLUME I, BY GERAGHTY & MILLER, INC., THERE ARE FOUR PRINCIPAL ALTERNA-
TIVES TO SUPPLY WATER TO DEMAND AREAS,.



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THE STUDY PROCESS AND ANY POSSIBLE CORRECTIVE ACTION WILL
SPECIFICALLY INCLUDE FOUR GENERAL ENJVIRO Mi'ENTAL OBJECTIVES:


TO PRESERVE UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT ECOLOGICAL, AESThETIC, AND
CULTURAL VALUES OF OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE;


To CONSERVE AND USE WISELY THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF OUR NATION
FOR THE BBiEFIT OF PRESENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS;


TO RESTORE, MAINTAIN, AND ENHANCE, THE NATURAL AND MANMADE
ENVIRONMENT IN TERMS OF PRODUCTIVITY, VARIETY, SPACIOUSNESS, BEAUTY,
ANjD OTHER MEASURES OF QUALITY; AN'D


To CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE IMERICAN PEOPLE TO USE AND
ENJOY THEIR ENVIRONMENT.


AGAIN, I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT VE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO HAVE A
FULL AND FRANK DISCUSSION OF ALL THE PROS AND CONS RELATING TO THE
LOCAL REQUEST FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE WITiH LOCAL WATER RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS. THIS IS YOUR MEETING AND 1E INVITE YOUR ACTIVE
PARTICIPATION.



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