Title: Tampa Bypass Canal: A Case Study
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Title: Tampa Bypass Canal: A Case Study
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Tampa Bypass Canal: A Case Study, C. Lynn Miller, E. Silverston
General Note: Box 9, Folder 2 ( SF-Tampa Baypass Canal - 1976-1997 ), Item 14
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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THE TAMPA BYPASS CANAL: A CA'


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C. Lynn Miller, P.E., M.
E. Silverston, Ph.D., AM.

In 1959 and 1960, the west coast of central Floridi

damage due to flooding caused by a series of rainfi

basins that were already saturated. The U.S. Army

was solicited to develop a flood control plan whicl

called the Four River Basins, Florida Project (name

principal river systems in the region). In 1961,

Water Management District was chartered by the Floi

to act as the local sponsor for the project. The I

Florida Project was authorized by Congress in 1962


The design and construction of the portion of the 1

north of the cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace re|

investment in excess of $100,000,000. This part o

a temporary storage area for flood waters on the H,

Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area) and a bypi

Bypass Canal) which together can store and divert i

around these major population centers. The surface

area is 63.6 km2 (15,700 acres) with a storage cal

(115,000 acre feet). The total length of the cana"

-f15.7 miles) with six major structures. The large;

capacity of 757 m3 (26,700 cfs). This project is


From the original concept for the project in 1961,

Canal has been subject to an evolutionary process.


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project began in 1965, at the beginning of the devil

environmental protection policies. Throughout the

and ecological policies and concerns resulted in mi

cross sections and other design parameters. In thi

coast of Florida experienced a prolonged drought (i

high rainfall events) that has resulted in consider

Canal as a water supply source (the canal itself, i

flood detention area); and the addition of another

limit groundwater loss.



This-paper describes the process by which a single

project has evolved into a multi-purpose project.

between public benefits and impacts has been achie




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District, Brooksville, Florida.


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Management District, Brooksville, Florida.


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