Title: The Legislature's omission of all funds in the SWFWMD Water Resources Development Account
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Title: The Legislature's omission of all funds in the SWFWMD Water Resources Development Account
Alternate Title: Letter from Myron G. Gibbons to ten Florida Legislators re the Legislature's omission of all funds in the SWFWMD Water Resources Development Account and the impact on flood control
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Publication Date: April 28, 1971
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April 28, 1971



--AIR MAIL -




The Honorable John L. Ryals
The State Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear John:

Senator Gunter's Subea$mittee in the Senate and Representative
Harris' Subcoomittee in the House have left out all funds in
the Water Resources Development Account for the Southwest
Florida Water Management District,. If this position continues
in the Appropriation Bill, there will be no funds for the Tampa
Bypass Canal and the Lower Hillsborough Reservoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Resources Develop-
ment Account moneys are used for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo Avenue Bridge, the U. S. Highway 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These moneys are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lowr rillaborough Reservoir.

Without the completion of the Tampa Bypass Canal and the Lower
Hilloborough Reservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace am in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the next time it will be
even a worse flood because of the increased urbanization and
necessarily increased "run-off". Even though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban encroachment upon the Hillsborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.












The Honorable John L. Ryals 4/28/71 2



Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
estimated cost to complete this construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. If we wait until another
flood comes to appropriate money for this project, it cannot be
accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of money there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.

As you may know, I have represented the Southwest Florida Water
Management District for several years; and I feel that the exper-
ience and information that I have gained through this represen-
tation, gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now faces the District in
this area.

With kindest regards, I am

Sincerely,



ascas Myron G. Gibbons














April 28, 1971




- AIR MAIL -




The Honorable James L. Redman
The State Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Jim:

Senator Gunter's Subcomittee in the Senate and Representative
Harris' Subcomittee in the House have left out all funds in
the Water Resources Development Account for the Southwest
Florida Water Management District. If this position continues
in the Appropriation Bill, there will be no funds for the Tampa
Bypass Canal and the Lower Hillsborough Reservoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Resources Develop-
ment Account moneys are used for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo Avenue Bridge, the U. S. Highway 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These moneys are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lover Hillsborough Reservoir.

Without the completion of the Tampa Bypass canal and the Lower
Hilleborough Reservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the next time it will be
even a worse flood because of the increased urbanization and
necessarily increased "run-off." Even though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban encroachment upon the Hillsborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.

Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The










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The Honorable James L. Redman 4/28/71 2




estimated cost to complete this construction will necessarily
be increased if further delay is caused. If we wait until
another flood comes to appropriate money for this project, it
cannot be accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of
money; therefore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now
and continue with the construction.

As you may know, I have represented the Southwest Florida Water
Management District for several yharse and I feel that the expe-
rience and information that I have gained through this represen-
tation,gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now faces the District in this
area.

With kindest regards, I am

Sincerely,




MGG s ca Myron G4 Gibbons
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April 28, 1971






honorable Guy W. Spicola
Capitol Bald ing
The State Capitol
TallaEhasee, Florida
Dear Guy:
Senator unter*s bomittee in the Senate and representative
Harri* Suboo ttee in the Rause have left out all funds in
the Water Resources 4 development Account for the Southwst
Florida Water nrnag- nt District. If this position continues
in the Appopriation B there will be no fund for the Tampa
Bypass Ca al ad the wer Hillsaborough Reseroir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Resouroes evelop-
sent Account moays are used for bridge relocations, such as
Baffalo Avenue oBride, the U.S. Hig y 301 Bridge, the nter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These aoneys are also neasary for the
purchase of water store and ground water rechare ar eas, such
as the Lower Hillaborough Reaervoir.

Without the completion of the apa pas Canal and the Lower
Hilborouah bReervoir, Tama and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded the next tie it will be
even a wore flood because of the increased urbaisattion and
necessarily increased "r-off,". Sen though we are in the dry
season at this ti.e, it will certainly rain again.
There sl no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the eeelogy bought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban enrsoaohment upon the Hillaborough River
awamp and restore it to its natural state.
Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
estimated coat to complete this cosntruotion will be necessarily
increased if further delay is aused. Itf e wait until another
flood comte to appropriate aoaey for thiS project, it cannot be
aooopliashed inatantaneously by the appropriation of money; there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the many now and continue
with the awmtruction.,











Honorable Guy W. Spicola 4/28/Tl 2




As you aay know, I have reprented the South t Florida Water
NaPnageMt Dlistiot for several yearaj and I ftel that the axpe"
rinoe and information tbat I have gained through this represen-
tation, gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now face the Distriot in this
area.
With kindest regards, I am

Sincerely,


MGOsvp Myron 0. Gibbona














April 28, 1971






Honorable lay C. Knopke
State Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Rays

Senator Qunter's Subcoatittee in the Senate and Representative
Harris' Subcomaittee in the House have left out all funds in
the Water Resources Development Account for the Southwest
Florida Water Mnagement District. If this position continues
in the Appropriation Bill, there will be no funds for the Tampe
Bypass Canal and the Lwer Hillaborough Reservoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Resources Develop-
ment Account foney are used for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo Avenue Bridge, the U.S. Highway 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These moneys are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lower Hillsborough Reservoir,

Without the completion of the Taepa Brpass Canal and the Lower
Hillsborough Reservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the next time it will be
even a worse flood because of the increased urbanization and
necessarily increased "run-off". Even though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban encroachment upon the Hillsborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.
Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
estimated cost to complete this construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. If we wait until another
flood comes to appropriate money for this project, it cannot be
accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of money; there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.










Honorable Ray C. hnopke 4/28/71 2




As you may know, I have represented the Southwest Florida Water
management District for several years; and I feel that the expe-
rience and information that I have gained through this represen-
tation, gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now faces the Distriot in this
area.
With kindest regards, I as
Sincerely,


MOQsvP Myron g. Gibbons
P.S. The Senate Appropriation Committee meets friday _moin .
AprIl 1














April 28, 1971






Honorable John R. Culbreath
State Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear John:

Senator nter'a Subcoamittee in the Senate and Representative
Jarris' Subt)ttee in the house have left out all funds in
the Water Resouces Drevlopment Account for the Southwest
Florida water Nanagent District. If this position continues
in the Appropriation Bill, there will be o funds for the Tampa
1pas Canal and the Lover Hillaborough setrvoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Reaources Develop-
meat Account oea are used for bridge relocation, such as
affalo Avenue Bridge, the U.S. Hifay 301 Bridge, the Inter
state 4 Bridge etc. The aoaeya are also necesury for the
phase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lower Hillaborough Reervoir.

Without the copletion of the Tampa paas Canal Aod the Lower
Hillabrou g Reaservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the net time it will bb
even a worn flood because of the increased urbaniation and
naoeaQQily inoreaed "run-off". bEen though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. 3s fact, this project will not only prevent
daage to tthe ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban encreanhent upon the Hillsborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.
Approxiaately 15 million dollar have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
estimated coat to complete this Construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. If we wait until another
flood ioes to appropriate te money for this project, it cannot be
accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of msoey; there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.











Honorable John R. Culbreath 4/28/71 2




As you may kn I, I have reprinted the Souathwet Florida Water
enaeeit lajtrict for several years; and I feel that the exr-
rience and information that I have alnd through this reprewrn
station, gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now faces the District in this
area.
With kindest regards, I am

Sincerely,


MGt:vp Myron o. Gibbons














April 28, 1971






Honorable Tommy Stevens
Capitol Building
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Tommy:

Senator Gunter's Subcommittee in the Senate and Representative
Harria* Subcommittee in the House have left out all funds in
the Water Resources Development Account for the Soutwest
Florida Water Management District. If this position continues
in the Appropriation BI1l, there will be no funds for the Tampa
Bypass Canal and the Lower Hillaborough Reservoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water Resources Develo-
tent Account moneys are used for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo Avenue Bridge, the U.S. Highway 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These moneys are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lower Hillsborough Reservoir.

Without the completion of the Tampa Bypass Canal and the Lower
Hillaborough Reservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the next time it will be
even a worse ttfod becBse of the increased urbanization and
necessarily increased run-off". Even though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.
There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project Sill not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban encroachment upon the Hillsborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.

Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
eastiated coast to complete this construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. If we wait until another
flood cons to appropropriate money for this project, it cannot be
accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of money; there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.











Honorable Tom y Stevens 4/28/1 2




As you may know, I have represented the Southwest Florida Water
Management District for several years and I feel that the expe-
rience and information that I have gained through this represen-
tation, gives me the background knowledge and the responsibility
to advise you of the problem that now faeos the District in this
area.

With kindest regards, I am
Sincerely,


MaOGvp Myron G. Gibbona













April 28, 1971





Honorable David H. MEClain
State Capitol
"Tallahaaese, Florida
Dear Dave:
Senator Qanter's Subommaittee in the Senate and Repreentative
Harrisa Subeoomittoe i the se have left out all funds in
the Water neeourno Development Account for the Southwest
norda iWater arnMwet istoriot. If thi pgAiti-a continues
in the Appropriation Al, there will be no funds for the Tampa
paass Canal and the Lower mllaborough Rervoir, as well as
other important prje ts in this are. Water taeources Develop
meant Aocount moneys are used for bridge relation*, such as
ba ftlo Avenue BridLe, the U.S. V iWy 301 PidAge, the Inter
state 4 Bridge, etc. These moneys are alo necessary for the
purchase of water stoage and ground water reohrge areas, such
as the Lawer Hillaborough Rleervoir.
Without the completion of the taupa a paas Canal and the Lowr
HillabOrwh enrrvoir, Tampa and -templ Twraee are in the
constant danger of being flooded the next tSi it will be
even a mrse flood beeuse o the increased Urba tion and
necessarily inrased run-off". vn though we are in the dry
season at thia time, it will certainly rain again.
There is no adverse ecological impact because o the om truction
of thi project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damae to the ecolo y brought about by severe flooding but will
also elisai.e- urban encroachment upon the HillaborouSh River
*vaap and restore it to it natural state.
Approximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, coostruotion and relocation. The
estimated cost to complete this construction will be necessarily
increased it further delay is caused. Itf we wait until another
flood comes t;o aprpropriate money for this proect, it cannot be
BaeeOP ished instanltaleously l tJhe appropriLation of moneyrl there-
fore, the only answerr la to a rrte the mone as now and continue
with the construction.











Iaonrbrle Davli H. KMeCIin 4/28/T 2




As you may know, I have reprmeeatd the Souttwet Florida Water
aPnsegmnt District forw l yer and I fel that th ep
rieac* and information Ubat I have ied lal tbr ths reprewa
station, give me th background kiOaledge and tU rtponsibility
to advise yau of tih problem S t n tihe Bas trit in this
earea.
With kindest regardta, I s
Siaoeealy,


MaOtvp Myron G. Gibbons
P.S3 Thr 3Sa4te Appropriation C 4 aitt*" U*Ots. JBd~teLJMUEf&
A122*4 1.














April 28, 1971






honorable Louis de la Parte, Jr.
State Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Louis:
Senator hunter's Subcomittee in the Senate and Bepreenttive
barria' Subo-mmittee in the usae have left out all funds in
Me Water resources Development Account for the Soutanest
Florida Water naJgeaent S istriot. If this position continues
in the Appropriation *111, there will be no fund for the Taapa
prpas Canal and the Lower Hillaborough saervoir, as well as
other important projects in this area. Water aoures Develop-
aent Account aoneys are used for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo iaael Bridge, the U.S. igay 301 Bridge, the lter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. Thee one r are also neceary for the
purohae of wa ter storage and ground water recharge area, such
as the Lower Hillaborough oRervolr.
Without the completion of the Tampa 1Wpasa Canal and the Lower
Hillaborougb 6eaervoir, ap and Temple Terrace ae in the
cotntant d er of being flooded the nest tiae it will be
even a worse flood because of the increased urbagiatilon and
necessarily increased run-of f. Bven though we are in the dry
season at this tife, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliAinate urban encroachaeat upon the illalborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.
ApprPximately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and reloeeation. The
estimetred cost to complete this construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. Itf e wait until another
flood aoome to appropriate money for this project, it cannot be
accomplished instantaneously by the appropriation of money; there-
fore, the only answer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.











Honorable e uis Parte, Jr. 4/28/71 2




As you aMy now, I have rep-rented the Southwst Florida Water
Management District for several years and I feel that the *xpr
rience and feratio tat I have Rlined thouS h represent
tatlon, gives me the baokgroumd knowledge and the rWpontibility
to advise you of the problem that now faces the Distrlot in this

With kindest regards, I am
Sincerely,


Mag:vp Myron G. Qibbons
P.S. The k nate Appropriation Committee meet YrldY ..ni .














April 28, 1971






Honorable T. Truett Ott
State Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida
Dear Truett:
Senator Gunter'a aubcosmittee in the Senate and B native
Harris* Suboemittee in the Houae have left out all funds in
the Water Resources Development Account for the Southwest
Florida Water Manageect District. If this position continues
in the Appropriation Bill, there will be no funds for the Sampa
Bypasa Canal and the lower Hillaborough iervoir, as well as
other important project in this area. Water Resources Develop-
ment Account moneys are used for bridge relocations, such as
Baffalo Avenue Bridge, the U.S. Highway 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 Bridge, etc. These mooeys are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage and ground water recharge areas, such
aa the Lower Hllaborough Reservoir.
Witnhut the completion of the Tampa BEpaas Canal and the Lower
Hillsabrough Reservoir, Tampa and Temple Terrace are in the
constant danger of being flooded -- the next time it will be
even a orase flood because of the loeseased urbanization and
neeesaarily increased "run off ". Even though we are in the dry
season at this time, it will certainly rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
damage to the ecology brought about by severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban enroachtaeat upon the Hillaborough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.

Approxiat;ely 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
eatiaated coat to ooaplete this construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. It we wait until another
flood comes to appropriate money for this project, it cannot be
acootplished instantaneously by the appropriation of money; there-
fore, the only anaer is to appropriate the money now and continue
wlth the construction.










Honorable T. Truet Ott 4/ er




As you may know, I have represented the SoutJhwet Florida Water
anagpment Distriet for several years and I feel that the expe-
rience and information that I have gained through this rweprese-
tation, gives the backtlrouW knowledge and the responsibiLity
to advise you of the problem that now faces the Datriot in thdi
area.
With kindest regard, I as
S in merely,


MGGIvp Myron G. OGibbon
P. S The senate Aropriation ICommittee meets Priarai
39~i Io














April 28, 1971






tnorable Richard 3. Hodes
State Capitol
Tallahasee, Florida
Dear Dick:
Senator Qw ters ubcg mittee i the Senate Sand Representative
akrria' uboaimittee in the oboue have left out all funds in
the Water Reources Development Account for the Soutamest
Florida Water Mast t atriact. If this position continue
in the Appropration Bill, there will be no funds for the Tampa
peas Canal and the Lamer Hillaborough Beaeoir, as well as
other aportt projects in this area. Water Beurce Deelop-
sent AccoWM&nt Aoe are uae for bridge relocations, such as
Buffalo Avenue Bridge, the U.S. ihay 301 Bridge, the Inter-
state 4 bridge, etc. eTbee moe e are also necessary for the
purchase of water storage ald ground water recharge areas, such
as the Lower Hillaborough Reservoir.
Without the completion of the saapa eipas Canal and the Lower
alllabo h Reserveir, Tampa and Teaple Terrece are in the
atant daeor of being floodd the t time it will be
even a worse flood beaue of the increed .urbanation and
necessarily increased "ru-off". Even thgh we are in the dry
season at this tie, it will certain y rain again.

There is no adverse ecological impact because of the construction
of this project. In fact, this project will not only prevent
daaage to the ecology brought about ba severe flooding but will
also eliminate urban enoeoachment upon the Hillaberough River
swamp and restore it to its natural state.
Approxir lately 15 million dollars have been spent to date on this
project for land acquisition, construction and relocation. The
estimated oeat to complete tthis construction will be necessarily
increased if further delay is caused. It we wait until another
flood come to appropriate money for this project, it cannot be
acoapllthed ins-taotaneoualy by the appropriation of oneyr; there-
fore, the only anOwer is to appropriate the money now and continue
with the construction.











Honorable Richard 8. nodes 0/28A/l 2




As you may know, I have represented the Southest Florida Water
Managm-ln Distriot for several yara; and feel that the epe-
rience and ioaoraoatta that I have aimed throu this represen-
tatton, gives the baekgrud knowledge am d the responsibility
to advse you of the problem that now faee the District in this
area.
With kindest regards, I am
Sincerely,


OORtp Myron Q. Gibbona





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