F C. D.
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
WEST PALM BEACH. FLORIDA
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Area one-fourth of
The Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is an agency of the State
of Florida established by the 1949 Legislature to represent State and local interests
in a joint Federal-State-local attack on problems of flooding, drought relief, and
salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies in an area of great economic import
ance.to the State and the Nation.
The 15,570 square mile area involved is 250 miles in length, averages 75 miles in
width and covers one-fourth of the State. It includes major present and potential
future urban and agricultural developments.
Estimates of benefits of water control resulting from the project in this rapidly.
growing area, as related to costs of protection, have risen from 2-to-1 to 6-to-1 in
the past few years, and the ratio continues to increase. These figures relate only
to benefits resulting from the Federal-State project exclusive of those brought into
being by local works.
The District guides and coordinates the efforts of Federal, State and local govern-
ments on activities related to the project, and works with local groups, organizations
and individuals to assure that the comprehensive program will be responsive to the
needs and desires of those it is intended to serve.
As its share in advancing the Project, the District:
1) Accepts as its major responsibility cooperative participation in the ad-
vancement of studies design and construction of the FederaltState co-
2) Recognizes and accepts the responsibility for the development of a Dis-
trict Comprehensive Plan of Major Facilities and the necessity for having
such a plan authorized for cooperative construction by the Federal Govern-
3) Presents and secures the adoption of such alternate features of the Com-
prehensive Plan as it finds necessary for carrying out the objectives and
responsibilities of the District.
4) Participates in the design, financing and construction of primary works
not included in the Federal construction program.
5) Recognizes that control of the use of water must be attained through the
regulation of water stages by the works of the District, and that the con-
struction of such works may require the acquisition of property rights
obtained preferably through negotiation but otherwise through orderly
6) Relocates structures and facilities which must be moved to make room
for the system of control works.
7) Recognizes and accepts the responsibility for cooperating with duly con-
stituted agencies in the development of plans of detailed facilities not
included in the District's Comprehensive Plan.
8) Advises on the design of and, as a trustee in the public interest, acquires
and holds rights of way for secondary canals and works.
9) Takes emergency action against flooding.
10) Maintains and operates the completed Federal-State project works except
those involving navigation.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA
FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
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In Brief i
I. The General Situation 1
The Project 1
The Problems and The Answer 2
Wide Governmental Cooperation Involved 3
The Need For Rapid Action 4
II. The District 7
Establishment and Functions 7
a) Income 10
b) Disbursements 11
c) A Financial Summary 13
Program Highlights Status and Objectives 15
a) Cooperative Advance Planning 15
b) Construction Authorized Plan 16
c) Construction Emergency Works 17
d) Construction Secondary Systems 18
e) Easements and Right of Way Acquisition 19
f) Relocation Program 20
g) Maintenance and Operation 20
MAPS, CHARTS AND TABLES
The State of Florida and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District Map iii
Watershed Area Related To State's Economy Chart, ,Figure 1 2
Status of Project Works Map 4
Completion Depends On Appropriations Chart 5
Staff and Line Organization Chart 8
Summary Of Income Charts, ,Figures 5.8 10
Cumulative Federal Authorization and Appropriation Figure 5
Cumulative Federal Appropriation and Amounts Released Figure 6
Cumulative Income From Local Sources Figure 7
Cumulative Total Receipts To End Of Fiscal Year Figure 8
Total Expense Charts, ,Figures 9-11 12
Total Disbursements By Agency Figure 9
Total Expenditures By Purpose Figure 10
State and Local Expenditures By Purpose Figure 11
Receipts and Expenditures Table 14
Emergency Construction Works Map 16
Plan Of Secondary Channel System Map 18