Title: Water Management Lands Trust Fund - Save Our Rivers - Five Year Plan Information Booklet 1986
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Title: Water Management Lands Trust Fund - Save Our Rivers - Five Year Plan Information Booklet 1986
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Water Management Lands Trust Fund - Save Our Rivers - Five Year Plan Information Booklet 1986 (JDV Box 91)
General Note: Box 23, Folder 1 ( Miscellaneous Water Papers, Studies, Reports, Newsletters, Booklets, Annual Reports, etc. - 1973 -1992 ), Item 34
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Southwest Florida
Water Management
District


Water Management
Lands Trust Fund
SAVE OUR RIVERS

Five-Year Plan
Information Booklet
1986











CONTENTS


Page


Water Management Lands Trust Fund Save Our Rivers Law ....... ..........1

Florida Resource Rivers Act. ............................................. 3

Save Our Rivers 1986 Five-Year Plan ..................................... 14
Recap of Save Our Rivers Projects (Exhibit "A").........................20
District-Wide General Location Map .................................. 21
of Projects (Exhibit "B")
Acquisition Activity Report (Exhibit "C")............................... 22

Save Our Rivers Project Breakdown....................................... 23

Save Our Rivers Project Summaries and Maps
Green Swamp River Systems:
Green Swamp Riverine Corridor.................................. 24
Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "A" .............................26
Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "B"....... .................. 28
Hillsborough Riverine Corridor "C" .............................30
Hillsborough/Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "D"..................32
Anlcote Water Storage Lands (Starkey)................... ........... 34
Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area ..............................36
Cypress Creek ........................... .............. ......... 38
Anclote River Floodway............... ......................... 40
Braden River ................................ ...... ........... 42
Brooker Creek Riverine System:
Corridor "A"................................ .... ..... ......... 44
Corridor "B" .. .... ....... .... ............................... ... 46
Upper Basin Restoration Area..................................48
Buckhorn Creek.................................................... 50
Hidden Lake........... ................................. ...... 52
Flying Eagle Ranch.................... ............................54
Jack Creek...................... ................. ...... ......... 56
Myakka River............ .............................. ...... .....58
Lithia Springs........................... .. ........... ........... 60
Prairie Creek............o................. .... ... ......... ....... 62
Medard Reservoir Floodway ................... .. .. ........ ... 64
Squirrel Prairie ............ .............. ....................... 66
Panasoffkee Project ......................... .....................68
Carlton Tract ................................... ....................70
Estech Manatee Property..... ................... .. ............. ....72

General Status of Land Acquisition ........ ............................... 74
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C-WATER RESOUJRCESP I1


(Date, giving month, year and day.)
This bond is to be registered pursuant to the stat-
utes in such case made and provided in the name of
(here insert name of owner), and the interest and
principal thereof are hereafter payable to such owner.
rrTMsunr

(3) If any bond shall have been registered as
aforesaid, the principal and interest of said bond
shall be payable to the registered owner. The treasur-
er shall enter in the register of said bonds to be kept
by him, or in a separate book, the fact of the registra-
tion of such bonds, and in whose names respectively,
so that said register or book shall at all times show
what bonds are registered and the name of the regis-
tered owner thereof.
History.-. 41. eh 220 9 9. 194 25. e. 73-190.
Note.-Formr sa 37841.

373.586 Unpaid warrants to draw interest.
-If any warrant issued under this chapter is not paid
when presented to the treasurer of the district be-
cause of lack of funds in the treasury, such fact shall
be endorsed on the back of such warrant, and such
warrant shall draw interest thereafter at a rate not
exceeding 6 percent per annum, until such time as
there is money on hand to pay the amount of such
warrant and the interest then accumulated; but no
interest shall be allowed on warrants after notice to
the holder or holders thereof that sufficient funds are
in the treasury to pay said endorsed warrants and in-
terest.
History.--. 2. cLh 25209. 1949: 25. cih 73-190S, 116, ci. 77-104.
Note.-Forwr L 371.42.

373.589 Audit by Auditor General.-At the
direction of the Governor, audit of the district's ac-
counts may be made from time to time by the Audi-
tor General, and such audit shall be within the au-
thority of said Auditor General, to make. Copy of
such audit shall be furnished the Governor and the
governing board of the district, and a copy shall be
filed with the clerks of the circuit courts of each
county within or partly within said district. The ex-
pense of said audit shall be paid by the district upon
a statement thereof rendered to the district by the
Auditor General. Payment of the amount thereof
shall be made to the State Department of Banking
and Finance to be entered in and to reimburse the ac-
count of the Auditor General so as not to reduce the
legislative appropriation for said Auditor General.
History.-.43. ch 25209. 1949: s. ch.. 9-2 12. 35, ch. 69-10 a 2, c.
73. I90.
No.--Fom.r a 37&.41

373.59 Water Management Lands Trust
Fund.--
(1) There is established within the Department of
Environmental Regulation the Water Management
Lands Trust Fund, to be used as a nonlapsing fund
for the purposes of this section. The moneys in this
fund are hereby continually appropriated for the pur-
pose of acquiring land in accordance with the provi-
sions of this section.
(2) Each district shall file a 5-year plan for acqui-


sition with the Legislature and the Secretary 'of En-
vironmental Regulation by January 15, 1982. Annual-
ly thereafter each district shall file with the Legisla-
ture and the secretary a report of acquisition activity
together with modifications or additions to its 5-year
plan of acquisition. Expenditure of moneys from the
Water Management Lands Trust Fund shall be limit.
ed tp the costs for acquisition of lands included with-
in the plan as filed by each district.
(a) Prior to July 15, 1982, the use of moneys from
the fund shall be limited to the following land acqui-
sitions:
1. By South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict-lands in the water conservation areas and ar-
eas adversely affected by raising water levels of Lake
Okeechobee in accordance with present regulation
schedules, and the Savannahs Wetland area in Mar-
tin County and St. Lucie County.
2. By Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict-lands in the Four River Basins areas, including
Green Swamp, Upper Hillsborough and Cypress
Creek, Anclote Water Storage Lands (Starkey),
Withlacoochee and Hillsborough riverine corridors,
and Sawgrass Lake addition.
3. By St. Johns River Water Management Dis-
trict-Seminole Ranch, Latt Maxey and Evans prop-
erties in the upper St. Johns River Basin.
4. By Suwannee River Water Management Dis-
trict-lands in Suwannee River Valley.
5. By Northwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict-lands in the Choctawhatchee and Apalachicola
River Valleys.
(b) After July 15, 1982, the use of moneys from
the fund shall be used for continued acquisition of
lands listed in paragraph (a) and as set forth in the
5-year land acquisition plan of the district.
(3) Moneys from the Water Management Lands
Trust Fund shall be used for acquiring the fee or oth-
er interest in lands necessary for water management,
water supply, and the conservation and protection of
water resources, except that such moneys shall not be
used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for canals or
pipelines. Lands acquired with moneys from the fund
shall be managed and maintained in an environmen-
tally acceptable manner, and to the extent practica-
ble, in such a way as to restore and protect their nat-
ural state and condition. The secretary of the Depart-
- ment of Environmental Regulation shall release mon-
eys from the Water Management Lands Trust Fund
to the districts following receipt of a resolution
adopted by the governing board identifying the lands
being acquired and certifying that such acquisition is
consistent with the plan of acquisition and other pro-
visions of this act.
(4) Water management land acquisition costs
shall include payments to owners and costs and fees
associated with such acquisition.
(5) The state-to-district ratio for funding of wa-
ter management land acquisition shall be 4 to 1, ex-
cept that the first $2 million of the moneys allocated
to the district annually shall be exempt from the
matching requirement. Any unused portion of a dis-
trict's share of the fund shall accumulate in the trust
fund to the credit of that district. Interest earned on
such portion shall also accumulate to the credit of


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that district to be used for land acquisition as provid-
ed in this section. The total moneys over the life of
the fund available to any district under this section
shall not be reduced except by resolution of the dis-
trict governing board stating that the need for the
moneys no longer exists.
(6) Moneys from the Water Management Lands
Trust Fund shall be available to the five water man-
agement districts in the following percentages:
(a) Thirty percent to the South Florida Water
Management District.
(b) Twenty-five percent to the Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
(c) Twenty-five percent to the St. Johns River
Water Management District.
(d) Ten percent to the Suwannee River Water
Management District.
(e) Ten percent to the Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
(7) Moneys in the fund not needed to meet cur-
rent obligations incurred under this section shall be
transferred to the State Board of Administration, to
the credit of the fund, to be invested in the manner
provided by law. Interest received on such invest-
ments shall be credited to the fund.
(8) Lands acquired for the purposes enumerated
in this section shall also be used for general public
recreational purposes that are not inconsistent with
subsection (3).
(9) A district may dispose of land acquired under
this section, pursuant to s. 373.089. However, revenue
derived from such disposal may not be used for any
purpose except the purchase of other lands meeting
the criteria specified in this section.
(10) This section is repealed effective July 1,
1992. Any unobligated moneys remaining in the Wa-
ter Management Lands Trust Fund on the date of
the repeal of this section shall be deposited into the
General Revenue Fund.
Hiltory.-- 3. c 8. 1-33.
*Not.--Th or.d "o EnaroneMtnul Rgutltioa*' wo ineurnd to cArify
the rlerenem to o srwtry.
PART VI

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

373.603 Power to enforce.
373.604 Awards to employees for meritorious ser-
vice.
373.605 Group insurance for water management
districts.
373.609 Enforcement; city and county officers to
assist.
373.613 Penalties.
373.614 Unlawful damage to district property or
works; penalty.
373.616 Liberal construction.
373.6161 Chapter to be liberally construed.
373.617 Judicial review relating to permits and'li-
censes.

373.603 Power to enforce.-The Department
of Environmental Regulation or the governing board
of any water management district and any officer or
agent thereof may enforce any provision of this law or


any rule or regulation adopted and promulgated or
order issued thereunder to the same extent as any
peace officer is authorized to enforce the law. Any of-
ficer or agent of any such board may appear before
any magistrate empowered to issue warrants in crimi-
nal cases and make an affidavit and apply for the is-
suance of a warrant in the manner provided by law,
and said magistrate, if such affidavit shall allege the
commission of an offense, shall issue a warrant di-
rected to any sheriff or deputy for the arrest of any
offender. The provisions of thfs section shall apply to
the Florida Water Resources Act of 1972 in its entire-
ty.
Hi.sory.-. 14.ch. 57-3W0 1. ch, 63-336; aC 25. 35. 3 69-106; 2. pan
VI. ch. n72~ 25. ch. 73-190. s. 117. h. 77.104; a. Sl. ch. 9-45.
Not..-Fomr & 373.201.

373.604 Awards to employees for meritori-
ous service.-The governing board of any water
management district may adopt and implement a
program of meritorious service awards for district
employees who make proposals which are imple-
mented and result in reducing district expenditures
or improving district operations, who make excep-
tional contributions to the efficiency of the district,
or who make other improvements in the operations of
the district. No award granted under the provisions
of this section shall exceed $2,000 or 10 percent of the
first year's savings, whichever is less, unless a larger
award is made by the Legislature. Awards shall be
paid by the district from any available funds.
Hultory.-. c. 74-27.

373.605 Group insurance for water manage-
ment districts.-
(1) The governing board of any water manage-
ment district is hereby authorized and empowered to
provide group insurance for its employees in the
same manner and with the same provisions and limi-
tations authorized for other public employees by as.
112.08, 112.09, 112.10, 112.11, 112.12 and 112.14.
(2) Any and all insurance agreements in effect as
of October 1, 1974, which conform to the provisions
of this section are hereby ratified.
Histor.-- i. h. 74-21.

373.609 Enforcement; city and county offi-
cers to assist.-It shall be the duty of every state
and county attorney, sheriff, police officer, and other
appropriate city and county official, upon request, to
assist the department, the governing board of any
water management district, or any local board, or any
of their agents in the enforcement of the provisions of
this law and the rules and regulations adopted there-
under.
Histor.-.. 15. cI 57.3o; cI. a 63-33 6;. 25. 5. h. -106; s. ,. Ah.
73n-W l 117. c. 77.104; a. e.. asl-2S.
Not.--Form =73.21L

373.613 Penalties.-Any person who violates
any provision of this law or any rule, regulation or or-
der adopted or issued pursuant thereto is guilty of a
misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as
provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
H81ary..-. 1. ah 57-380. 32s. c. 71.136; a. 2. ch. 73-.1S
PNs.-Fow.r a. 373.24L


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1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to vater management districts;
3 providing a short title; amending s. 373.089,
4 r.S.; prohibiting the sale of lands for a price
5 less than the appraised value: amending s.
6 373.139, r.S.; providing that certain appraisal
7 reports are exempt from the public records law
8 during certain negotiations: creating s.
9 373.584, F.S.; providing for Issuance of
10 revenue bonds and bond anticipation notes by
11 vater management districts; amending s. 373.59,
12 r.S.: authorizing the Department of
13 Environmental Regulation to withhold funds for
14 land purchases under certain conditions:
15 authorizing an appeal process for governing
16 boards; providing for payment of revenue bonds
17 and notes out of specific moneys in the water
18 Management Lands Trust Pund: providing for
19 distribution of first proceeds in the Water
20 Management Lands Trust Fund in the water
21 management districts; deleting the state-to-
22 district ratio for funding of districts:
23 abrogating future repeal of s. 373.59, F.S.,
24 providing for public hearings which relate to
25 the Water Management Lands Trust Puodr amending
26 s. 201.02, F.S.: providing for an increase in
27 the rate of excise tax on certain documents:
28 abrogating future repeal of section 1 of
29 Chapter 81-33, Laws of Florida, which provides
30 for reduction in the tax rate: altering the
31 distribution of taxes collected; distributing a
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1 portion of the taxes to the Land Acquisition

2 Trust Fund for specific purposes: deleting the
3 revised schedule of future distributions:

4 providing an effective date.


6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
7

8 Section 1. This act may be cited as the *Florida

9 Resource Rivers Act."

10 Section 2. Subsection (1) o( section 373.089. Florida

11 Statutes, is amended to read:

12 373.089- Sale of lands.--The governing board of the

13 district may sell lands to which the district has acquired

14 title or to which it may acquire title in the following

15 manner!

16 (1) Any lands determined by the governing board to be

17 surplus may be sold by the district, at any time, for the

18 highest price obtainable: however, in no case shall the

19 selling rice be less than the aooraised value of the lands as

20 determined by a certified aooraisal obtained no less than 120

21 days before the sale.

22 Section 3. Present subsections (3), (4), and (5) of

23 section 373.139, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as

24 subsections (4), (5), and (6), respectively, and a new

25 subsection (3) is added to said section to read:

26 373.139 Acquisition of real property.--

27 (3) Aoraisal reports are confidential and exepOt from

28 the provisions of chapter 119 until an ootion contract is

29 executed or. if no motion contract is executed. until 30 days

30 before a contract or agreement :or purchase is considered for

31 approval by the Qovernino board. In the tvent neoottiaton is
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1 terminated by the district, the appraisal report shall become

2 available pursuant to chapter 119.

3 Section 4. Section 373.584. Florida Statutes, is

4 created to read:

5 373.584 Revenue bonds.--

6 (11 In addition to issuing general obligation bonds as
7 provided in s. 373.563, districts may also, from time to time.

8 issue revenue bonds to pay the costs and expenses incurred in

9 carrying out the purposes of this chapter or to refund revenue

10 bonds of the district issued pursuant to this section. In

11 anticipation of the sale of such revenue bonds, the district

12 may issue negotiable bond anticipation notes and may renew the

13 same from time to time: but the maximum maturity of any such

14 note, including renewals thereof, shall not exceed 5 years

15 from the date of issue of the original note. Such notes shall

16 be paid from the revenues hereinafter provided or from the

17 proceeds of sale of the revenue bonds of said district in

18 anticipation of which they were issued. The notes shall be

19 issued in the same manner as the revenue bonds.

20 (2) The revenue bonds and notes shall be payable

21 solely out of revenues derived by the district from the Water

22 Management Lands Trust Fund as provided in s. 373.59. Revenue

23 bonds and notes shall be, and shall be deemed to be, for all

24 purposes, negotiable instruments, subject only to the

25 provisions of the revenue bonds and notes for registration.

26 (3) The revenue bonds may be issued as serial bonds or

27 as term bonds: or the district, in its discretion, may issue

28 bonds of both types. The revenue bonds shall be authorized by

29 resolution of the governing board and shall bear such date or

30 dates: mature at such time or times, not exceeding 40 years

31 from their respective dates: bear interest at such rate or

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1 rates; be payable at such time or times: be in such

2 denominations: be in such form: carry such registration

3 privileges: be executed in such manner; be payable in lawful

4 money of the United States at such place or places: and be

51 subject to such terms of redemption, including redemption

6 prior to maturity, as such resolution or resolutions may

7 provide. If any officer whose signature, or a facsimile of

8 whose signature, appears on any bonds or coupons ceases to be

9 such officer before the delivery of such bonds, such sigrature

10 or facsimile shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for

11 all purposes as if he had remained in office until the

12 delivery. The revenue bonds or notes may be sold at public or

13 private sale for such price or prices as the governing board

14 shall determine. Pending preparation of the definitive bonds.

15 the district may issue interim receipts or certificates which

16 shall be exchanged for such definitive bonds.

17 Section 5. Section 373.59, Florida Statutes, is

18 amended to reads

19 373.59 Water Management Lands Trust Fund.--

20 (1) There is established within the Department of

21 Environmental Regulation the water Management Lands Trust

22 Fund, to be used as a nonlapsing fund for the purposes of this

23 section. The moneys in this fund are hereby continually

24 appropriated for the purpose of acquiring land in accordance

25 with the provisions of this section.

26 (2) Subseouent to Public hearings, similar to those

27 held pursuant to chapter 120,54. each district shall file a 5-

28 year plan for acquisition with the Legislature and the

29 Secretary of Environmental Regulation by January 15. 1982.

30 Annually thereafter, each district shall file with the

31 Legislature and the secretary a report of acquisition activity

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1 together with modifications or additions to its 5-year plan of
2 acquisition. Expenditure of moneys from the water Management
3 Lands Trust Fund shall be limited to the costs for acquisition
4 of lands included within the plan as filedd by each districtl
5 however, no such acquisition of lands shall occur without a
6 public hearing similar to those held pursuant to the
7 provisions set forth in chapter 120.54.

8 (a) Prior to July 15, 1982, the use of moneys from the
9 fund shall be limited to the following land acquisitions:

10 1. By South Florida Water Management District--lands
11 in the water conservation areas and areas adversely affected

12 by raising water levels of Lake Okeechobee in accordance vith
13 present regulation schedules, and the Savannahs Wetland area
14 in Martin Countj and St. Lucia County.

15 2. By Southvest Florida Water Management District--
16 lands in the Four River Basins areas, Including Green Swamp,
17 Upper Hillsborough and Cypress Creek, Anclote water Storage

18 Lands (Starkey), Withlacoochee and Hillsborough riverine
19 corridors, and Sagrass Cake addftfon.
20 3. By St. Johns River Water Mandgement'District--
21 Seminole Ranch, Latt Maxey and Evans properties in the upper
22 St. Johns River Basin.
23 4. By Suvarnee River Water Management District--lands
24 in Suvannee River Valley.
25 S. By Northwest Florida Water Management District--

26 lands in the Choctavhatchee and Apalachicola River Valleys.
27 (b) After July 1S, 1982, the use of moneys from the
28 fund shall be used for continued acquisition of lands listed

29 in paragraph (a) and as set forth in the 5-year land
30 acquisition plan of the district.
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1 (3) Moneys from the water Management Lands Trust Fund
2 shall be used for acquiring the fee or other interest in lands
3 necessary for rater management, rater,supply; and the
4 conservation and protection of water resources, except that
S such moneys shall not be used for the acquisition of rights-
6 of-ray for canals or pipelines. Lands acquired with moneys
7 from the fund shall be managed and maintained in an
8 environmentally acceptable manner, and to the extent
9 practicable, in such a way as to restore and protect their
10 natural state and condition. The secretary of the Department
11 of Environmental Regulation shall release moneys from the

12 Water Management Lands Trust Fund to the districts following
13 receipt of a resolution adopted by the governing board
14 identifying the lands being acquired and certifying that such
15 acquisition is consistent with the plan of acquisition and

16 other provisions of this act; The governing board shall also

17 provide to the Secretary of the Department of Environmental
18 Regulation a copy of all certified aoraisals used to
19 determine the value of the land to be purchased. If the
20 ourchaa rice Is greater than the appraisal rice. the
21 governing board shall submit written justification for the
22 increased rice. The Secretary of the Department of
23 Environmental Regulation may withhold moneYs for any purchase
24 that is not consistent vith the five-year olan. the intent of
25 this act or in excess of aooraised value. The governing board

26 -may aoeal any denial to the Land and water Adludicatory
27 Commission pursuant to section 373.114. Florida Statutes.
28 (4) Water management land acquisition costs shall
29 include payments to owners and costs and fees associated with
30 such acquisition.
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1 (5) If a district issues revenue bonds or notes under
2 s. 373.584. the district may oledoc its share of the moneys in
3 the water Management Lands Trust Fund as security for such
4 bonds or notes. The Department of Environmental Regulation
5 shall pVa moneys from the trust fund to a district or its
6 desionee sufficient to oay the debt service, as it becomes
7 due. on the outstanding bonds and notes of the district:
8 however. such payments shall not exceed the district's
9 cumulative portion of the trust fund. Hoeverr. any moneys
10 remaining after moment of the amount due on the debt service
11 shall be released to the district pursuant to subsection (3).

12 j6)45+--The-stete-teo-distrie-et-v4e-far-fndin-ef
13 veeer-p~engement-*4and-eeqa steon-shel-be-4-toe-y-eseepet-hea
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15 enneaty-she**-be-esemp-frem-the-matehing-eequpementT Any
16 unused portion of a district's share of the fund shall
17 accumulate in the trust fund to the credit of that district.

18 Intvrest earned on such portion shall also accumulate to the
19 credit of that district to be used for land acquisition as
20 provided in this section. The total moneys over the life of
21 the fund available to any district under this section shall
22 not be reduced except by resolution of the district governing
23 board stating that the need for the moneys no longer exists.
24 (7L146+ oneys from the Water Management Lands Trust
25 Fund shall be available to the five vater management districts
26 in the following percentages:
27 (a) Thirty percent to the South Florida Water
28 Management District.
29 (b). Twenty-five percent to the Southwest Florida Water
30 Management District.
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1 (c) Tventy-flve percent to the St. Johns River Water
2 Management District.
3 (d) Ten percent to the Suvannee River Water Management
4 District.
S(e) Ten percent to the Northwest Florida Water
6 Management District.
7

8 n Tjithstanding the distribution formula specified in
9 oarearaehs (a) through (e). in fiscal veer 1985-1986. the
10 first proceeds of the Water Manaaement Lands Trust fund in an
11 amount of S5000000 shall be distributed equally amono the five
12 veter mansement districts, and shall be used by the districts
13 to develop acquisition olans and management olans for lands
14 acquired with moneys from the Water Management Lands Trust
15 Fund. Moneys that remain in the Water Management Lands Trust

16 fund after such distribution shall be available to the
17 districts according to the formula specified in paragraphs (a)
18 throvuh (e).

19 L(14;+ Moneys in the fund not needed to meet current
20 obligations incurred under this section shall be transferred
21 to the State Board of Administration, to the credit of the
22 fund. to be invested in the manner provided by law. Interest
23 received on such investments shall be credited to the fund.
24 121483 Lands acquired for the purposes enumerated in
25 this section shall also be used for general public
26 recreational purposes. General public recreational purposes
27 shall include. but not be limited to. fishing, hunting,
28 horseback riding, swimming. campina. hiking, canoeing.

29 boetin,. diving, birdino. sailing, logging, and other related
30 outdoor activities to the maximum extent possible considering
31 the environmental sensitivity and suitability of those lands.

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1 These public lands shell be evaluated for their resource value
2 for the ourorse of establishing which parcels, in whole or in
3 part. annually or seasonally. would be conducive to general
4 oublle recreational purposes. These lands shall be made
5 available to the public for these ourvoses. unless the
6 district covernina board can demonstrate that such activities
7 vould be ihcomoatible vith the ourooses for vhich these lands
'8 vre aculired eht-ere-net-neenuhitent-*ith-subsectefn-4).
9 (1.)494 A district nay dispose of land acquired under
10 this section, pursuant to s. 373.089. However, revenue
11 derived from such disposal may not be used for any purpose
12 except the purchase of other lands meeting the criteria
13 specified in this section. or oarment of debt service on
14 revenue bonds or notes issued under s. 373.584 as provided in
"15 this section.
16 (11) No moners generated oursuant to this act may be
17 avolied or extended substenrnt to the effective date of this
18 act to reiburse any district for orior exrenditures for land
19 acoulsition from ad alorem taxes or other funds other than
20 its share of the funds provided herein or to refund or
21 refinance outstanding debt pavable solely from ad valorem
22 taxes or other funds other than its share of the funds
23 prolvded herein.
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28 Section 6. Subsection (1) of section 201.02, Florida
29 Statutes, is amended to reads
30 201.02 Tax on deeds and other instruments relating to
31 realty or interests in realty.--
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1 (l)+ a On deeds, instruments, or writings whereby any
2 lands, tenements, or other realty, or any interest therein.
3 shall be granted, assigned, transferred, or otherwise conveyed
4 to, or vested in, the purchaser, or any.other person by his
5 direction, on each $100 of the consideration therefore the tax
6 shall be Iq 45 cents. When the full amount of the
7 consideration for the execution, assignment, transfer, or
8 conveyance is not shovn in the face of such deed, instrument,
9 document, or writing, the tax shall be at the rate of S0 45
10 cents for each $100 or fractional part thereof of the
11 consideration therefore.
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16 Section 7. Effective August 1, 1985, section 201.15,
17 Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
18 201.15 Distribution of taxes collected.--
19 G+ All taxes collected under the provisions.of this
20 chapter shall be distributed as follows

21 j1fe1 Seventy-four ceventy-nine and six-tenths one-
22 half percent of the total taxes collected under the provisions
23 of this chapter shall be paid into the State Treasury to the
24 credit of the General Revenue Fund of the state, to be ujed
25 and expended for the purposes for vhich Cthe General Revenue
26 Fund vas created and exists by lev.
27 (2)j+b+ we1ev Thirteen and five-tenths three-tenths
28 percent of the total taxes collected under the provisions of
29 this chapter shall be paid into the State Treasury to the
30 credit of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Sums deposited in
31 such fund pursuant to this subsection section may be used for

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1 any purpose for which funds deposited in the Land Acquisition

2 Trust Fund may lawfully be used and may be used to pay the
3 cost of the collection and enforcement of the tax levied by
4 this chapter.

5 (3) Three and one-tenth percent of the total taxes
6 collected under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid

7 into the State Treasury to the credit of the Land Acggisition

8 Trust fund. Moneys deposited in the trust fund pursuant to

9 this section shall be used for the following purposes:
10 (a) S1xty percent of the moneys shall be used to

11 acquire coastal lands: and

12 (b) forty percent of the moneys shall be used to

13 develop and manage lands acquired with moneys from the Land

14 Acquisition Trust Fund.

15 I(.e+ 1ine Seven and eight-tenths tve-tenths percent
16 of the total taxes collected under the provisions of this

17 chapter shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of

18 the Water Management Lands Trust fund. Sums deposited in that

19 fund may be used for any purpose authorized in s. 373.59 and
20 may be used to pay the cost of the collection and enforcement

21 of the tax levied by this chapter.

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27 Section 8. Except as otherwise provided herein, this
28 act shall take effect July 1, 1985 or upon becoming a law,
29 whichever occurs later.
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
WATER MANAGEMENT LANDS TRUST FUND
SAVE OUR RIVERS FIVE-YEAR PLAN
1986
GENERAL

The Southwest Florida Water Management District would acquire the following types of
lands which would meet the objectives of the "Save Our Rivers" Program and goals of the
District pursuant to Section 373.59 Florida Statutes as amended:


Riverine swamps and flood conveyance corridors, particularly those downstream of
flood detention areas, those in areas of heavy developmental pressure, or those
adjacent to other District land holdings. Purchase of these lands is necessary to
allow the proper functioning of existing and proposed water management projects, as
well as protecting or restoring functions such as water quality and recharge to
natural water systems.

Other lands having some unique water management function, such as special
recharge areas or areas essential to protect water supplies, would be considered for
purchase. An example would be an area surrounding a reservoir or wellfield which is
serving as a public water supply source.

SELECTION AND EVALUATION PROCESS

Section 373.59 F.S. as amended, provides that monies from the Water Management Lands
Trust Fund shall be used for acquiring fee or other interest in lands necessary for water
management, water supply, and the conservation and protection of water resources,
except that such monies shall not be used for the acquisition of rights-of-way for canals
or pipelines.

The District has taken the above statutory acquisition criteria one step further and
included the following additional criteria (i.e., more definitive water management
benefits/criteria) in its project selection and/or evaluation process:

Natural flood control water detention;
Preservation and/or restoration of natural systems;.
Water conveyance;
Water quality enhancement;
Structural flood control;
Recharge;
Potable water supply; and
Recreation.

The water management benefits/criteria outlined above are not listed in order of
priority, as each plays an important role in the protection of the water and land related
resources. Utilizing these criteria, project proposals are formally evaluated via resource
evaluation studies, to determine if they meet the objectives of the Water Management
Lands Trust Fund, known as the Save Our Rivers program.

A project resource evaluation study is formulated at the inter-departmental level and is
then submitted to the Staff Land Use Task Force which reviews the evaluation and
formulates the conclusions and recommendations. This committee is comprised primarily
of senior management and technical staff representing a wide range of expertise within
the District.








Once the study is completed, it is submitted for review and recommendations to the
basin board in which the project is located and then to the Save Our Rivers Ad Hoc
Committee. The Ad Hoc Committee consists of one member from each basin board.
Ultimately, the study and recommendations are submitted for approval to the Governing
Board. In addition to the Ad Hoc Committee's review of resource evaluation studies, the
Committee reviews the Five-Year Plan from a District-wide perspective in order to
formulate recommendations to the Governing Board.

In order to maintain consistency, the projects have been divided into groups in the plan
which are explained below:

- Group. "A" includes projects in which a resource evaluation study has been
completed.

Group "B" includes projects which are currently being evaluated and projects in
which evaluations have been completed but are awaiting review by the appropriate
basin board, Save Our Rivers Ad Hoc Committee and final consideration and
approval by the Governing Board.

Group "C" includes projects scheduled for evaluation during the current fiscal year.

Group "D" includes projects scheduled to be evaluated during the next fiscal year.

Group "E" includes new project proposals which have received a cursory review and
appear to meet the objectives of the Save Our Rivers program and will be scheduled
for formal evaluation in the future.

PROPOSED ACQUISITIONS

The following is a list and brief description of lands which the District envisions
acquiring under the "Save Our Rivers" Program. The five-year plan is considered to be
dynamic in order to allow flexibility both in the lands selected for acquisition and to
permit negotiation simultaneously with numerous property owners (within the projects
listed). Such a plan will assure the most effective and expedient utilization of available
funds at that particular time.

Following the aforementioned list and brief description of projects is a one page recap of
the projects (Exhibit "A"), a District-wide general location map of the projects (Exhibit
"B") and an updated acquisition activity report (Exhibit "C").

GROUP "A"

Green Swamp River Systems: Green Swamp Riverine Corridor

This acquisition is within the Green Swamp Project, an area of great hydrologic
significance to west central Florida. Because of the nature of the surface features in the
swamp, the area as a whole possesses a substantial natural water detention capability.
This acquisition includes 4,711 additional acres in the upper reaches of the Withlacoochee
River and its forested floodplain. Hart and Strand hammocks, diverse and important
biological communities, with archaeological value are also included.

Green Swamp River Systems: Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "A"

Located immediately west of the Green Swamp Project, this acquisition consists of
approximately 1,631 acres and includes about five miles of the Withlacoochee River
floodplain. Acquisition of this property would preserve the floodway in its present state,
ensure that there will be no modifications nor encroachments on the flood plain and
protect the wetland resources, as well as the water quality maintenance capabilities of
the system.








Green Swamp River Systems: Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "B"


This acquisition includes approximately 300 additional acres along the Withlacoochee
River and its swampy flood plain. Acquisition of this property will preserve the hydraulic
characteristics of the floodway and prevent encroachment on the floodplain, maintain
the natural resources associated with the forested wetlands.

Green Swamp River Systems: Hillsborough Riverine Corridor "C"

This acquisition includes approximately 2,287 acres or about seven miles of the
Hillsborough River, from a point immediately downstream of the Upper Hillsborough
Flood Detention Area down to the Hillsborough River State Park. Purchase of this
property would preserve the hydraulic characteristics of the Hillsborough River, protect
a natural river corridor and its associated habitat and add to the natural flood control
water detention benefits of the Upper Hillsborough Flood Detention Area.

Green Swamp River Systems: Hillsborough/Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "D"

This acquisition inlcudes approximately 4,981 acres or about six miles of the river and
encompasses a unique hydrologic feature-the Withlacoochee River/Hillsborough River
Overflow. It is at this point that a portion of the flow from the Withlacoochee River is
conveyed to the Hillsborough River. Acquisition of this segment of the Green Swamp
River System will tie Corridors "A", "B" and the Upper Hillsborough Flood Detention
Area together.

Anclote Water Storage Lands (Starkey)

The District has acquired approximately 7,519 acres within the flood plains of the
Anclote and Pithlachascotee Rivers, a portion of which also serves as a well field for
New Port Richey and Pasco County. Approximately 582 acres adjacent to the Starkey
Wilderness Park are currently under contract for purchase in 1986. These lands will
provide additional flood plain and wetland protection. Presently, this area is under
development pressure.

GROUP "B"

Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area

The Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating some 410 acres comprising of several
areas along the perimeter of the flood detention area and the Flint Creek Area for
possible purchase to meet design flood elevations of the flood detention area.

As part of the Four River Basins, Florida Project, the District has acquired 14,937 acres
of riverine forest and adjoining water storage areas along a ten-mile reach of the
Hillsborough River downstream of the Hillsborough River State Park.

Cypress Creek

The District is currently conducting a resource evaluation study on this project which is
scheduled to be completed by the end of calendar year 1985.

This area includes about 3,305 acres of riverine forest associated with the downstream
drainage of the Cypress Creek Flood Detention Area. This area of Pasco County is under
heavy development pressure. Acquisition would provide natural flood control and
conveyance, as well as protect the wetland resources of the area.








Anclote River Floodway


The District is currently conducting a resource evaluation study on this project which is
scheduled to be completed by the end of calendar year 1985.

This 4,328-acre site includes the narrow riverine forests and wetlands associated with the
upper reaches of the Anclote River. Acquisition would prevent encroachment on the
floodplain, as well as preserve the conveyance characteristics of the river.

Braden River

A resource evaluation study has .been completed on this project which indicates that
after greater investigation, the project does not appear to meet the objectives of the
Save Our Rivers program in a manner which warrants acquisition. The study will be
presented to the Governing Board and appropriate Basin Board for final review and
consideration.

The project consists of some 530 acres that include about four miles of the river directly
upstream from Bill Evers Reservoir which are proposed for purchase to prevent
encroachment along the river and thereby aid in the conservation and protection of water
resources.

The Braden River/Bill Evers Reservoir is presently one of three regional sources of
potable water for a large and rapidly growing area of Florida. The proposed acquisition
would provide a buffer zone that would prevent development encroachment immediately
adjacent to the river.

GROUP "C"

Brooker Creek Riverine System: Corridor "A"

This 687-acre tract in northwest Hillsborough County extending downstream from Island
Ford Lake represents an isolated portion of the forested floodplain swamps that make up
the Brooker Creek Watershed. The site contributes to local drainage, flood conveyance
and represents important natural habitats in an area of rapid and widespread urban
development.

Brooker Creek Riverine System: Corridor "B"

Located in Pinellas County, the proposed purchase of 819 acres of the creek's narrow
floodplain forest includes the portions of Brooker Creek directly discharging into Lake
Tarpon. Acquisition would prevent encroachment and protect water resources in the
Brooker Creek/Lake Tarpon confluence.

Brooker Creek Riverine System: Upper Basin Restoration Area

This 1,171-acre site in northwest Hillsborough County includes the swamps and low-lying
areas that make up the headwaters of Brooker Creek. Presently, the surrounding area is
undergoing moderate to intense urban and suburban development.

Buckhorn Creek

The Buckhorn Creek proposal, consisting of approximately 146 acres, includes the main
spring (Buckhorn), six small springs, and Buckhorn Creek-the spring run formed by their
discharge. Acquisition of this property would prevent degradation and disruption of the
springs as well as protect the natural values of the spring run and the surrounding
forested habitat.







Hidden Lake

The proposed acquisition consisting of approximately 679 acres includes the remaining
forested wetlands that surround the recently acquired Hidden Lake tract. These
wetlands act as an overflow for the upper reaches of Bear Creek. Purchase of the
project lands would protect relatively undisturbed natural habitats.

Flying Eagle Ranch

This project is located within the Tsala Apopka region of Citrus County, and includes
major portions of both the Floral City and Inverness pools. The project consists of
approximately 16,433 acres, as well, its eastern boundary includes approximately 6.5
miles of frontage along the Withlacoochee River. Acquisition of the lands, its many
small lakes, marshes, swamps and forested uplands would protect a diverse assemblage of
plant and animal resources, as well as an important recharge area within the region.

Jack Creek

This 864-acre site in Highlands County represents the ten-year flood plain of Jack
Creek. The forested swampland is necessary to allow safe discharges to occur from the
upstream structures regulating lake levels in the area. This area is under residential
development pressure on its southern and eastern boundaries.

Myakka River

The proposed land purchase includes approximately 3,730 acres of the 100-year flood
plain of the Myakka River. Along the 4.5 miles of frontage with the Myakka River, the
area is characterized by a scenic, meandering river bordered by dense hardwood
hammocks. Acquisition of this property would ensure the protection of the river flood
plain and its natural resources. Additionally, acquisition of these lands would place in
public ownership areas contiguous with the Myakka River State Park and lands owned by
Sarasota County, thus increasing available recreational lands in the area.

GROUP "D"

Lithia Springs

Lithia Springs is a natural feature within the Alafia River watershed, which discharges
its waters into the Alafia River system. Its total discharge of 31 million gallons per day
(average) represents a significant contribution to the Alafia River's base flow.

The Lithia Springs acquisition, consisting of approximately 160 acres, includes the spring
head and a portion of the Alafia River and its flood plain. Presently the area is operated
as a county park. Purchase of the land would prevent disruption and/or loss of the spring
to development (both industrial and suburban).

Prairie Creek

As a tributary to Shell Creek, the potable water supply source for the City of Punta
Gorda, the 2,752 acres of flood plain along Prairie Creek represents an important natural
resource to the area. Land acquisition would ensure the protection of water supply
sources in these traditionally water-poor areas of DeSoto and Charlotte Counties, as well
as protect other natural resources associated with the creek.








Medard Reservoir Floodway


The District owns approximately 1,254 acres in the upper reaches of the Little Alafia
River (Hillsborough County) where presently, Medard Reservoir and a county park exist.
An additional 140 acres are proposed for purchase which include the channel of the Little
Alafia River from its point of exit at the Medard Reservoir control structure, down-
stream to its confluence with the Alafia River. Purchase of this floodway is needed to
convey safely the maximum design discharges from the reservoir.

Squirrel Prairie

Squirrel Prairie is a limestone sink region in southern Hernando County and northern
Pasco County. The area's 1,728 acres normally receive drainage through the numerous
sinkholes, ponds and sloughs. Acquisition of the Squirrel Prairie area would preserve the
area's recharge capabilities and limited flood abatement role.

GROUP "E"

Panasoffkee Project

The proposed acquisition includes approximately 530 acres of relatively undisturbed
forested floodplain at the junction of Princess Lake, the Lake Panasoffkee Outlet and the
Withlacoochee River.

The area is important because it includes a large portion of the hydraulic and natural
system connecting Lake Panasoffkee to the Withlacoochee River. Preserving this
connection in its present state would maintain its function and protect forested swamps
important to the water resources and water quality of the river system. Acquisition of
this parcel would complement the adjacent state-owned Jumper Creek Swamp.

Carlton Tract

This 7,979-acre tract in Sumter County features six miles along the Withlacoochee River
and its floodplain of forested swamps of Cypress and mixed hardwoods. Upland areas
include pine flatwoods, hammocks, pasturelands and isolated swamps and ponds.

Acquisition would protect the river's hydrological and biological functions, as well as
large areas of natural habitats and their resources.

Estech Manatee Property

The 10,524 acres of the Estech property features portions of the North and East Forks of
the Manatee River, as well as a section of the South Fork of the Little Manatee River.
Although located in a region of active and proposed phosphate mining, the Estech
property remains in its natural state. The upland acreage is a mixture of pine flatwoods,
xeric oak, and sand pine communities. Along the rivers the predominant vegetation is
mixed hardwoods swamp.

Purchase of the site could offer some protection to an area equivalent to ten percent of
the Manatee River Watershed.







EXHIBIT "A"
RECAP OF SAVE OUR RIVERS PROJECTS


BASIN


COUNTY


GROUP "A"
Green Swamp River Systems:
*Green Swamp Riverine
Corridor
*Withlacoochee Riverine
Corridor "A"
*Withlacoochee Riverine
Corridor "B"
Hillsborough Riverine
Corridor "C"
*Hillsborough/Withlacoochee
Riverine Corridor "D"

*Anclote Water Storage
Lands (Starkey)
TOTAL GROUP "A"


Green Swamp

Green Swamp

Withlacoochee

Hillsborough

Green Swamp,
Withlacoochee
& Hillsborough
Coastal &
Pinellas-Anclote


Lake, Polk
& Sumter
Pasco, Polk
& Sumter
Pasco

Hillsborough
& Pasco
Pasco &
Polk

Pasco


45,672


4,711


0 1,631


4,197


0 2,287


6,110


.19
7,519

63,498


4,981


582

14,492


GROUP "B"
Lower Hillsborough F.D.A. Hillsborough Hillsborough 14,975 +2,273
*Cypress Creek Hillsborough Pasco 4,165 3,305
Anclote River Floodway Coastal & Pasco 0 4,328
Pinellas-Anclote
*Braden River Manasota Manatee 0 530
TOTAL GROUP "B" 19,140 10,436

GROUP "C"
Brooker Creek Riverine System:
Corridor "A" NW Hillsborough Hillsborough 0 687
Corridor "B" Pinellas-Anclote Pinellas 0 819
Upper Basin Restoration Area NW Hillsborough Hillsborough 0 1,171
Buckhorn Creek Alafia Hillsborough 0 146
Hidden Lake Coastal Pasco 589 679
Flying Eagle Ranch Withlacoochee Citrus 0 16,433
Jack Creek Peace Highlands 0 864
Myakka River Manasota Sarasota 0 3,730
TOTAL GROUP "C" 589 24,529

GROUP "D"
Lithia Springs Alafia Hillsborough 0 160
Prairie Creek Peace Charlotte 0 2,752
& DeSoto
Medard Reservoir Floodway Alafia Hillsborough 0 140
Squirrel Prairie Coastal Hernando & Pasco 0 1,728
TOTAL GROUP "D" 0 4,780

GROUP "E"
Panasoffkee Project Withlacoochee Sumter 0 530
Carlton Tract Withlacoochee Sumter 0 7,979
Estech Manatee Property Manasota Manatee 0 10,524
TOTAL GROUP "E" 0 19,033

GRAND TOTAL 83,227 73,270
*Funds budgeted for land acquisition during FY 86.
+Includes 1,863 acres of state park lands


PROJECT


LAND LAND
ACQUIRED NEEDED








EXHIBIT "B"


General Location Map
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Water Management Lands Trust Fund
Save Our Rivers Projects
Green Swamp River Systems:
1. Green Swamp Riverine Corridor
2. Withiacoochee Riverine Corridor "A"
3. Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "B"
4. Hillsborough Riverine Corridor "C"
3. Hillsborough/Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "D"
6. Anclote Water Storage Lands (Starkey)
7. Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area
t Cypress Creek
9. Anclote River Floodway
10. Braden River







EXHIBIT "C"


ACQUISITION ACTIVITY REPORT
WATER MANAGEMENT LANDS TRUST FUND
Updated January 15, 1986


Southwest Florida Water Management District has acquired the following water
management lands using Save Our Rivers and local funds:


NUMBER OF PURCHASE LOCAL SOR
PARCELS ACRES PRICE FUNDS FUNDS


GREEN SWAMP RIVER SYSTEMS GREEN SWAMP RIVERINE CORRIDOR

124 578.61 $ 293,413.50 $ 58,682.70 $ 234,730.80


GREEN SWAMP RIVER SYSTEMS WITHLACOOCHEE RIVERINE CORRIDOR "B"

1 4,197.61 $ 4,197,610.00 0 $4,197,610.00


SAWGRASS LAKE PROJECT

1 51.10 $ 775,000.00 $155,000.00 $ 620,000.00


ANCLOTE WATER STORAGE LANDS (STARKEY)

5 2,067.99 $ 3,322,347.00 $517,807.00 $2,804,540.00


CYPRESS CREEK PROJECT

1 427.483 $ 427,483.00 $ 85,496.60 $ 341,986.40


HIDDEN LAKE PROJECT

1 588.91 $ 1,354,608.00 0 $1,354,608.00


GRAND TOTALS

133 7,911.703 $10,370,461.50 $816,986.30 $9,553,475.20


























SOUTHWEST FLO lDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
WATER MANAGEMENT LANDS TRUST FUND
S&VE OUR RIVERS PROJECT BREAKDOWN
1U6

Water Mnagemnt Beefit
Led Lad (SMe Lsting Bdlow) Land management
Project Bs Cmt Aoquird Needed C4t to Date 1 2 3 4 S 6 7 3 Projet PoposLd

GROUP 'A"
Gren Swamp River Systems
*Gren Swamp Rivere Green Swamp Lake, Polk 45,t72 4,711 S 9,443,75 X X X X X X
Corridor d Sumter
*Withlacooche Riverine Green Swamp Pun, Polk 0 1,831 0 X X X X X X X
Cordor "A & Sumter The secondary uses and
*Withlacooceet Riverine WithLeooaohe Paseo 4,19T 300 4197,l10 X X X X X X X benefits beyond te primary
Corrdor "" sope of the proposed
Hillabough Riverme HilMlaroughb illbarou 0 2,217 0 X X X X X X X acquisitions will include Land
Corridor "C" .Paelo use actvities outlined in
*Hillabrouh/Withlacoochee Gren Swamp, Paeo & 6,110 4,81 2,096,6 X X X X X X District Policy 510-L. Land
Riverne Corridor "D" Withlooochee Polk Management Programs. 7.1is
& HBIlearou"g program would include a ide
*Aaeloe Water Storage Coastal & Pason 7.9 1 .01512 X X X X X X ran of uses wntch have oeen
Lands (Starkey) PtelaA-Anclote identified as compatible with
TOTAL GROUP "A" $3,498 14,492 $21753,173 public ownernnip of lands.
The land use activities ilat ar
GROUP *3- contempated include:
Lower Hillborough F.D.A. Hillorough Hllabrought 14, 5 -2473 $10,10,950 X X X X X X X X Hiking, nature study,
*Cyprss Creek Hillborougn Pasco 4,16S 3,305 3J,31,37 X X X X X X X X picnicking, isning ana
Anclote River Floodway Coastal & Pasoe 0 4,328 0 X X X X boating
PinellasAnolote Camping
"*9rden River Manu ta Manatee 0 530 0 X X X X X X Hunting
TOTAL GROUP "9" 19,140 10,436 $14,640,307 Poual aduabition e
prrams and bioioqtc&L
scientific researcn
GROUP "C" Horsemack riding
Brooker Creek Riverine System Swimming
Corridor "A" W Hillurough Hillbrough 07 X X X X Timber management
Corridor "" P-A Pinella 0 319 0 X X X X Arehaeoloicale ana
Upper Bsin Rest. Area NW Hll ough Hlborough 0 1,71 0 X X X htorcal resources
Buckharn Creek Aafla Hilborough 0 146 X X X X X management
Hidden Lake Coastal Paeso 59 79 1,4,0 X X X X XX Rare and endangered
Flying F.aie .anach Withl ooahee Citrus 16,433 X X X speaes hauitat protect::
Jack Creek P0 e Hlhand 84 0 a X X X X Income-proucing leases
Myakka River Masn ta Saaso ta 3.730 0 X X X X X X (cattle leases, ecc
TOTAL GROUP "C" $89 24,529 1,3i4,608

GROUP "D*
Lithia Springs Alafla Hillaorouq 0 160 0 X X X X X X
Praire Creek Peace Charlotte 0 2,752 0 X X X X X X X
& DeSoto
Mdard Reservoir Floodway Alafla HUiaorough 0 140 0 X X X X
Squirrel Prair Coastal Hernando 0 1,723 0 X X X X X X X
& Pason
TOTAL GROUP "D" 0 4,70 0

GROUP "E"
Panaso(fee Project Withlacooche Sumter 0 530 0 X X X X X
Carlton Tract Withlacoohee Sumter 0 7,979 0 X X X X x X
Estecn M itatee Property Man.asta Mtanatee 0 105240 X X X
TOTAL GROUP "E" 0 19,033 0

GRAND TOTAL 83,227 73,270 37,748,088


'Funds budgeted for land acquisition
during FY 36
-includes 1,3631 acres of state park lands

12/18/185-Revie.rt


Water Management Benefits
1. Natural flood control water detention
2. Preservation and/or restoration of natural systems
3. Water conveyance
4. Water quality enhancement


5. Structure flood control
6. Recharge
7. Recreation
8. Potaole water supply









SAVE OUR RIVERS


Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Green Swamp River Systems Green Swamp Riverine Corridor

2. Basin: Green Swamp

3. County: Lake, Polk and Sumter

4. Acres Acquired: 45,672

5. Cost to Date: $9,443,575

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 4,711

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes the upper reaches of the
Withlacoochee River and its broad forested floodplain of hardwoods and cypress.
Other areas included are Hart and Strand hammocks, diverse and important
biological communities, with archaeological values. In some portions of the tract,
the low-lying flatwood areas characteristic of the Green Swamp region are included
for purchase.

8. Importance to Water Management: The acquisition is a part of the Green Swamp, an
area of great hydrologic significance to central Florida. The Green Swamp is a large
(297,000 acres) area of flat topography located in the Central Highlands region of
Florida. Five rivers-Withlacoochee, Peace, Oklawaha, Hillsborough, and
Kissimmee-originate in this area of flatwoods, hardwood forests, cypress stands,
and marshes. Because of the nature of the surface features in the swamp, the area
as a whole possesses a substantial natural water detention capability. From the
ground water standpoint, the area is important because it is here that the
potentiometric surface as well as the water table aquifer are domed. Therefore, the
Green Swamp is a major source of replenishment for the ground water systems down
gradient of the swamp.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition would provide natural flood control and water
storage while protecting wetlands, water quality and recharge areas.

10. Recreational Potential: Currently, hunting under the management of the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission is allowed in the District-owned portion of
the Green Swamp. As well, fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding and nature
study are popular in the area. The new acquisition could be incorporated into the
overall plan for the Green Swamp project which would provide additional
recreational lands.

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Green Swamp River Systems

Green Swamp
Riverine Corridor
formerly Green Swamp Project


To Webster


471



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Project Acreage

Acquired 45,672
Unacquired 4,711
TOTAL 50,383

Project Acres by County:

Lake County 16,819
Sumter County 19,133
Polk County 14,431
TOTAL 50,383


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following Counties:

Lake 3,797
Sumter 0
Polk 914
TOTAL 4,711

Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:

Green Swamp 4,711


Legend
SAcres to be Acquired

e Basin Boundary

Acres Acqured


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Green Swamp River Systems Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "A"

2. Basin: Green Swamp

3. County: Pasco, Polk and Sumter

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 1,631

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes approximately five miles of the
channel of the Withlacoochee River. The vegetation associated with the river is
dominated by cypress and some water-tolerant hardwoods. In most areas, the
forest creates a vegetative cover typical of Florida's riverine corridors. The
acquisition is crossed by one highway and, at this point, the forest has been
cleared and replaced by herbaceous plants, willows, and young red maples.

8. Importance to Water Management: The acquisition is important to the
maintenance of the hydraulic characteristics of the Withlacoochee River.
Preserving the floodway in its present state will ensure that there will be no
modifications of the floodway which will impede the flow of water in the overall
Green Swamp River System. Public ownership of the river corridor would
preserve the riverine habitats and offer protection to the water and wildlife
related resources of the area.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property would preserve the hydraulic
characteristics of the floodway of the Withlacoochee River in an area downstream
of the Green Swamp Project. Public ownership would prevent encroachment onto
the floodplain and protect valuable wetland areas. Ownership would also ensure
the protection of the river's flow-through system as an aid to maintaining good
water quality.

10. Recreational Potential: Because of limited access and the configuration of the
acquisition, the area would have limited recreational potential. Canoeing would
be possible during periods of sufficiently high stages.

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Green Swamp River Systems

Withlacoochee Riverine

Corridor"A"


To Dade City


ZEPHYRHILLS


Project Acreage

Acquired
Unacquired
TOTAL

Project Acres by

Pasco County
Sumter County
Polk County
TOTAL


0
1,631
1,631

County:
898
420
313
1,631


Acres to be Acauired Within
the Following Counties:

Pasco 898
Sumter 420
Polk 313
TOTAL 1,631
Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:

Green Swamp 1,631


Acres to be Acquired

SISi Ban Boundary







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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Green Swamp River Systems Withlacoochee Riverine Corridor "B"

2. Basin: Withlacoochee River

3. County: Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 4,197

5. Cost to Date: $4,197,610

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 300

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes portions of the Withlacoochee
River and its associated floodplain. Cypress and mixed hardwoods are the
dominant forest cover along the river. Bordering the river forests, pine flatwoods,
upland sandhills and some pasture lands are common. Added to the existing
holdings, these additional lands would place nearly nine river-miles along the
Withlacoochee River in public ownership.

8. Importance to Water Management: The land included in this acquisition, the
channel and floodplain of the Withlacoochee River, presently conveys large
quantities of water to downstream reaches of the river. The vast floodplain areas
provide a flow-through system that maintains good water quality.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property will preserve the hydraulic
characteristics of the floodway of the Withlacoochee River. Extensive areas of
forested wetlands will be publicly owned and managed.

10. Recreational Potential: Recreational activities in this tract could involve
canoeing, hiking, and picnicking. Currently, no large public recreational facility
exists in the corridor.

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Green Swamp River Systems

Withlacoochee Riverine

Corridor"B"




LACOOCHEE --













301



















301
DADE CITY


/Psyo C. i-


Project Acreage
Acquired 4,197
Unacquired 300
TOTAL 4,497
Project Acres by County:
Pasco County 4,497


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Pasco 300
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Withlacoochee 300


Acres to be Acquired


wM ..A.c-...- -..-
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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Green Swamp River Systems Hillsborough Riverine Corridor "C"

2. Basin: Hillsborough River

3. County: Hillsborough and Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 2,287

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes about seven miles of the
Hillsborough River. Here, the river channel is well defined, and the vegetation in
the floodplain is mesic hardwoods and hammocks with palmetto understory.
Adjacent to the river forest, the land is occupied by pine flatwoods or by range
land which has replaced native flatwoods.

The acquisition is crossed by two major highways and by two railroads, and the
river forest has been cleared for these rights-of-way. The town of Crystal Springs
is immediately adjacent to the corridor just upstream of the confluence with
Blackwater Creek.

8. Importance to Water Management: This portion of the river channel and
floodplain lies between the Hillsborough River State Park and the Upper
Hillsborough Flood Detention Area and conveys a significant portion of the flow of
the river as a whole.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property will preserve the hydraulic
characteristics of the Hillsborough River downstream of the Upper Hillsborough
Flood Detention Area. Together, both areas would preserve the natural flood
storage and conveyance of the river. Additionally, ownership of the river corridor
would prevent degradation of the natural resources within the floodplain habitats.

10. Recreational Potential: Future recreational development could include canoeing,
hiking and picnicking. Hillsborough River State Park is located downstream of the
proposed acquisition and, possibly, certain park activities could expand into this
acquisition.

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Green Swamp River Systems

Hillsborough Riverine

Corridor "C"


To Dade


/


PASCO CO. I POLK CO.
HILLSBOROUGH CO. -


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Hill-bo
I Hillsbo


To Plant City


FLOOD
DETENTION (
AREA


To Temple Terrace


Project Acreage

Acouired 0
Unacquired 2,287
TOTAL 2,287

Project Acres by County:

Pasco County 1,328
Hillsborough County 959
TOTAL 2,287


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Followine Counties:

Pasco 1,328
Hillsborough 959
TOTAL 2,287

Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:

Hillsborough 2,287


SAcres to be Acquired








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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Green Swamp River Systems Hillsborough/Withlacoochee
Riverine Corridor "D"

2. Basin: Green Swamp, Hillsborough River and Withlacoochee River

3. County: Pasco and Polk

4. Acres Acquired: 6,110

5. Cost to Date: $2,096,866

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 4,981

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes several miles along the channel of the
Withlacoochee River and its associated river forest. Here the land is heavily
vegetated with cypress and, in slightly higher areas, by hardwoods such as red maple,
sweetgum, and swamp tupelo. The river forest occupies a majority of the total
acquisition. Upland from the river forest, portions of the pine flatwoods have been
developed into pasture and native range.

8. Importance to Water Management: The boundaries of the acquisition encompass a
unique hydrologic feature-the Withlacoochee River/Hillsborough River Overflow. It
is at this point that a portion of the flow of the Withlacoochee River is conveyed to
the Hillsborough River across an area immediately north of U.S. Highway 98, which
is included in the proposed acquisition. The Overflow is, therefore, significant to
both the Hillsborough and Withlacoochee Rivers, and it is essential to the two rivers
to maintain the present land and hydraulic relationships.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property would protect the hydraulic
features of the river along with extensive areas of forested wetland habitats.

10. Recreational Potential: Curently, limited hunting under the management of the
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission is allowed in that part of the lands
already owned by the District. The new acquisition would be suitable for camping,
hiking and several other recreational activities.

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Green Swamp River Systems
Hillsborough7Withlacoochee
Riverine Corridor "D"

formerly Upper Hillsborough FDA


G P eu n Co. .


h r
I Pk Co.


- OC jPOLK CO.
HILLSBOROUGH CO.


Project Acreage

Acouired
Unacquired
TOTAL


6,110
4,981
11,091


Project Acres by County:


Polk County
Pasco County
TOTAL


410
10,681
11,091


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following Counties:


Polk
Pasco
TOTAL


4,981
4.981


Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basins:


Green Swamp
Hillsborough
Withlacoochee
TOTAL


Lo
Acres to b* Acquired
SasBin Boundary
SAcres Acqured



wak i mn NL


4,548
177
256
4,981







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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Anclote Water Storage Lands (Starkey)

2. Basin: Coastal Rivers and Pinellas-Anclote River

3. County: Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 7,519

5. Cost to Date: $6,015,122

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 582

7. Description of Land: Acquisition of these lands would place in public ownership
approximately six miles of the Anclote River immediately south of the Starkey
Wilderness Park. The property includes the riverine forest associated with the
Anclote River as well as some of the surrounding uplands which include areas of pine
flatwoods and native range. The channel of the river is well-defined and the plant
associations typically include water-tolerant hardwoods and some cypress.

8. Importance to Water Management: The land in this acquisition acts as a natural
water detention and conveyance facility. As such, it assists in preventing flooding in
a rapidly-growing area of Pasco County. Acquisition of this property will enhance
the flood protection benefits already afforded by the adjacent Starkey Wilderness
Park, as well as protect sensitive wetland habitats and their associated resources.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property, adjacent to the Starkey
Wilderness Park, will provide a means to protect the water storage capability of the
land which is presently under development pressure. Acquisition of the land would
reduce encroachment and development of flood-prone areas. Large areas of riverine
habitat will be protected.

10. Recreational Potential: Recreational development of this acquisition could
complement the planned educational/recreational development of the adjoining
Starkey Wilderness Park owned by the-District.

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Anclote Water Storage Lands

(Starkey)


.. -
/ Pasco Co.
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Project Acreage
Acouired 7,519
Unacquired 582
TOTAL 8,101
Project Acres by County:

Pasco County 8,.101


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Pasco 582
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Pinellas-Anclote 582


Legend
SAcres to b Acqured
Basin Boundary
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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area

2. Basin: Hillsborough River

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 14,975

5. Cost to Date: $10,808,950

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 2,273*

7. Description of Land: As part of the 14,975-acre Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention
Area, which includes several miles of the Hillsborough River and its broad floodplain
swamps and forests, the proposed acquisition would encompass the floodplain of
Flint Creek as it flows from Lake Thonotoosassa to the Hillsborough River in the
Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area.

The area is a mixture of forested wetlands with cypress and hardwoods forests.
There is evidence of some channelization in Flint Creek, as well as indications of
past timber and agricultural activities. Pending further evaluation of the operation
requirements for the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area, additional lands
along the periphery of existing land holdings may be purchased to meet design flood
elevation safeguards.

8. Importance to Water Management: The proposed acquisition, along with the rest of
the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area, are important areas of natural flood
conveyance and storage. Flint Creek as a tributary to the Hillsborough River, drains
the local area and conveys outflow from Lake Thonotosassa to the river within the
Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area. The portions of the Hillsborough River
and its floodplain contained within the flood detention area are used in conjunction
with the Tampa Bypass Canal system as a flood mitigation project for the City of
Tampa.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: (1) As a component of the water management plans
developed for the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area -Four River Basins,
Florida Project, (2) to preserve the floodwater conveyance characteristics of Flint
Creek, and (3) to protect important wetland habitats.

10. Recreational Potential: As a whole, the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area
provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Several park sites have been
developed at Morris Bridge Road, Flint Creek and the Morris Bridge Well Field.
Day-use activities such as fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking and other outdoor
activities are common. Where compatible, the proposed acquisition would place
additional lands available for incorporation into existing reacrational plans.

*Includes 1,863 acres of state park lands.

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Lower Hillsborough

Flood Detention Area


Project Acreage
Acquired 14,975
*Unacquired 2,273
TOTAL 17,248
Project Acres by County:
Hillsborough County 17,248


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Followine County:
Hillsborough 2,273
Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Hillsowrough 2,273
*Includes 1,863 acres of
State Park Land


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Cypress Creek

2. Basin: Hillsborough River

3. County: Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 4,165

5. Cost to Date: $3,831,357

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 3,305

7. Description of Land: The proposed acquisition includes the heavily forested
Cypress Creek swamp, or valley formed by Cypress Creek as it flows to the
Hillsborough River. Variations in soil moisture conditions and inundation create
a range of habitats from hydric hardwoods swamps along the stream channel to
more mesic hammocks along the forest margins. The area surrounding the
swamp was once pine flatwoods which have been converted to pasture lands and
residential areas. Cypress domes and marshes are common throughout the area.

8. Importance to Water Management: As part of the tributary system to the
Hillsborough River, the area proposed for purchase serves in both a water
detention role and a water conveyance role. Additionally, the low-lying swamps
and wetlands would be protected through public ownership. Currently, the
proposed acquisition is under study as part of the District's evaluation process.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: This purchase will complete the land requirements of
the Cypress Creek Flood Detention Area while preserving the natural flood
detention capabilities of the area as well as regional water-related resources.

10. Recreational Potential: This portion of Pasco County is under extreme
development pressure with estimates of large population densities projected
within the next ten to fifteen years. Recreational lands would be at a premium
when such densities are reached. Therefore, the proposed acquisition could
provide numerous recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, horseback
riding, etc.

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Cypress Creek


o Co.


Project Acreage

Acquired 4,165
Unacquired 3,305
TOTAL 7,470

Project Acres by Countv:

Pasco County 7,470


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

Pasco 3,305

Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:

Hillsborough 3,305


Legend
3 Acres to be Acquired
S Basin Boundary
SAcres Acquired

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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Anclote River Floodway

2. Basin: Coastal Rivers and Pinellas-Anclote River

3. County: Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 4,328

7. Description of Land: This property includes the riverine forest and wetlands
associated with the narrow upper portions of the Anclote River. Plant
communities typically include flood-tolerant hardwood forests and cypress
swamps within the floodplain, while the adjacent uplands have been intensively
developed into pine plantations and pasture lands. In some areas, hardwoods and
cypress are commercially harvested.

8. Importance to Water Management: Together with the District's ownership of the
Anclote Water Storage Lands proposal, this acquisition would bring the total of
land owned by the District in the floodplain of the Anclote River to over 10,000
acres.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property would prevent further
encroachment on the floodplain of the Anclote River, as well as preserve the
natural storage and conveyance characteristics of the river's upper reaches.
Currently, this proposed acquisition is under study as part of the District's
evaluation process.

10. Recreational Potential: Use and recreational development of this acquisition
could complement the planned education/recreational development of the
adjoining Anclote Water Storage Lands/Starkey Wilderness Park.

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Anclote River Floodway


To Brooksville


To Tampa


Project Acreage

Acquired 0
Unacquired 4,328
TOTAL 4,328

Project Acres by County:

Pasco County 4,328


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

Pasco 4,328

Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basins:

Coastal 715
Pinellas-Anclote 3,613
TOTAL 4,328


Legend
] Acres to be Acquired

a Basin Boundary





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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Braden River

2. Basin: Manasota

3. County: Manatee

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 530

7. Description of Land: The portions of the Braden River proposed for purchase
include areas directly upstream of the Bill Evers Reservoir. Here the river
channel is well incised and meandered. The forested floodplain is primarily
composed of mixed hardwood forests with cabbage palms and oaks. Land use
along some portions of the immediate acquisition route includes large suburban
developments and single-family housing, as well as agricultural activities.

8. Importance to Water Management: The Braden River is presently one of three
regional sources of potable water for a large and rapidly growing area of
Florida. The City of Bradenton's Bill Evers Reservoir is located downstream of
the proposed acquisition.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of portions along the Braden River would
prevent encroachment on the areas adjacent to the river and thereby aid in the
conservation of water resources. A buffer zone along the river would reduce
activities that might degrade natural habitats. The project evaluation is
awaiting final consideration by the Governing Board and Manasota Basin Board.

10. Recreational Potential: As with any riverine corridor, the river itself would lend
itself to several types of recreational activities, such as boating, canoeing and
fishing, as well as nature study, hiking and picnicking. However, the
configuration of the proposed acquisition and the proximity to private lands will
likely limit the access and subsequently limit the recreational potential of the
area.

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Braden River


A&wmte C.


I:] i


Project Acreage Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following Countv
Acquired 0
Unacquired 530 Manatee 530
TOTAL 530
Unacauired Acres Within the
Project Acres by County: Following Basin:
Manatee 530 Manasota 530


E3 Acres to be Acquired


2


scale in miles


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Brooker Creek Riverine System Corridor "A"

2. Basin: Northwest Hillsborough

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 687

7. Description of Land: The acquisition includes the forested swamps of cypress
and mixed hardwoods associated with Brooker Creek extending downstream from
Island Ford Lake. The area is characterized by a shallow, meandering, poorly-
defined stream with intermittent flows.

8. Importance to Water Management: The Brooker Creek system drains an area of
approximately 42 square miles, as such it is an important feature of local
drainage and flood conveyance. A water control structure located at the outlet
of Island Ford Lake discharges into the Brooker Creek System. The forested
stream system within the acquisition provides some natural treatment of runoff
waters as well as flood conveyance storage.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition would protect this portion of the Brooker
Creek system from development. Preservation of the Brooker Creek system is
important as a means to ensure the existence of some wildlife habitat in the area
as well as preserving the flood conveyance and local drainage features of the
creek system.

10. Recreational Potential: Although somewhat limited in size, the proposed
acquisition has the potential for recreational development, particularly for
hiking, picnicking, nature appreciation and other day-use activities.

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Brooker reek
Riverine Sstem
Corridor ""


PASCO CO.
PINELLAS CO1 HILLSBOROUGH CO.








creel


r General
OLocation
Hillsborough
Co.


Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 687
TOTAL 687
Project Acres by County:
Hillsborough County 687


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Hillsborough 687
Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin
Northwest 687
Hillsborough


SAcres to be Acquired






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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Brooker Creek Riverine System Corridor "B"

2. Basin: Pinellas-Anclote River

3. County: Pinellas

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 819

7. Description of Land: The site's dominant habitats include cypress and mixed
hardwoods swamps. Areas of cypress occur in the sloughs where the creek
channel is poorly-defined. The hardwoods occur in the ridge areas of the
floodplain where the creek occupies a well-defined channel.

8. Importance to Water Management: As part of the area's natural drainage
system, Brooker Creek is an important water resource feature. Local low-lying
areas are drained by the creek's system of sloughs and swamps. Floodplain
vegetation offers treatment of runoff prior to discharging into the 2,500-acre
Lake Tarpon, the only major freshwater lake in Pinellas County.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of the site would protect wetlands in an
area undergoing rapid development. Under public ownership, the creek's
drainage system would be protected from alteration and encroachment.
Preservation of the floodplain will also contribute to the protection of water
quality in Lake Tarpon as approximately 2/3 of the lake's watershed is drained by
Brooker Creek.

10. Recreational Potential: Because of the proximity of the proposed acquisition to
large urban centers and because of the forested habitat within the area, the
lands would support small-scale recreational development. Such recreational
development could compliment that now available at Brooker Creek Park
adjacent to Lake Tarpon.

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Brooker (
Riverine i
Corridor


Generl l-oeuoftf


ioj


PASCO CO
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T<-^- 582
on \a\.


Project Acreage Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Acouired 0
Unacquired 819 Pinellas 819
TOTAL 819
Unacquired Acres Within the
Project Acres by County: Following Basin:
Pinellas County 819 Pinellas-Anclote 819


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Brooker Creek Riverine System Upper Basin Restoration Area

2. Basin: Northwest Hillsborough

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 1,171

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes the low-lying wetland areas and
isolated swamps that make up the headwaters of Brooker Creek.

8. Importance to Water Management: As the headwaters of Brooker Creek, these
low-lying areas and swamps are important features of local drainage, providing
floodwater conveyance and storage. Further preservation of the remaining
floodplain would assist in the maintenance of water quality in downstream lakes
(e.g., Lake Keystone, Island Ford Lake).

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition would protect wetland habitats arid
maintain local drainage features.

10. Recreational Potential: Limited. The poorly-defined channel of the creek would
preclude intensive aquatic-based recreational devleopment. Low intensity day-
use recreation (e.g., photography, hiking) may be possible during the dry season.

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Brooker reek
Riverine System

Upper Basin Restoration Area


PASCO L.). '_









To Ta ..
Springs .__. __


To Citru Park


Project Acreage
SAcauired 0
Unacquired 1,171
TOTAL 1,171
Project Acres by County:
Hillsborough County 1,171


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Hillsborough 1,171
Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Northwest
Hillsborough 1,171


I Location
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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Buckhorn Creek

2. Basin: Alafia River

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 146

7. Description of Land: The acquisitions would include the main spring (Buckhorn
Spring), numerous other small accessory springs and Buckhorn Creek (the spring
run formed by their discharge). The main spring pool is located approximately
0.4 miles upstream from the confluence of Buckhorn Creek and the Alafia
River. The main pool is nearly circular and approximately 30 feet in diameter.

As a tributary to the Alafia River, Buckhorn Creek courses through an area of
mesic hardwoods and densely forested hammocks of oaks, magnolias, cedars,
sweetgums and cabbage palms. The spring run is characterized by a narrow,
well-incised channel with moderate flows, clear waters and a sandy bottom.

8. Importance to Water Management: Buckhorn Spring, the accessory springs and
its tributary spring run contribute approximately 12 million gallons of water per
day to the flow of the Alafia River. This volume is an important contribution to
the river's base flow, particularly during the dry season.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property would prevent degradation
and disruption of Buckhorn Springs as well as protect the spring run and its
adjacent forested habitats to its downstream confluence with the Alafia River.
Public ownership would maintain this natural area while safeguarding the spring's
contribution to the flow of the Alafia River.

Presently, a chemical company owns the proposed acquisition and is permitted to
withdraw water from Buckhorn Spring at a maximum rate of 2.37 million gallons
per day, with an average daily withdrawal rate of 2.176 gallons per day.

10. Recreational Potential: The proposed acquisition has an intrinsically aesthetic
value where passive recreational activities, such as hiking, picnicking and nature
study, could be enjoyed in a natural setting.

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Buckhorn Creek


Project Acreage

Acquired 146
Unacquired 0
TOTAL 146

Project Acres by County:

Hillsborough County 146


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

HillsborouRh 146

Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basimn

Alafia 146


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Hidden Lake Project
2. Basin: Coastal Rivers
3. County: Pasco
4. Acres Acquired; 589
5. Cost to Date: $1,354,608
6. Acres To Be Acquired: 679
7. Description of Land: The proposed acquisition includes the mixed-hardwoods
swamps that extend south from the upper reaches of Bear Creek, as well as some of
the remaining swamps that surround Hidden Lake. The forested wetlands represent
natural habitats in a relatively undisturbed condition.
The hardwoods swamps and hydric hammocks are densely forested with southern
magnolia, several species of bay trees, oaks, pop ash, and other typical hardwoods.
The understory vegetation is a mixture of ferns and other flood-tolerant plants.
Soils are poorly drained and high in peat and humus content. Together, the lake and
its forested drainage basin represent important biological communities
characterized by high species diversity (flora and fauna) and productivity.
The Hidden Lake system is located amidst an area of residential development and is
likely to be subject to increasing encroachment.

8. Importance to Water Management: The lands included in the acquisition appear to
act as the overflow for the upper reaches of Bear Creek, particularly at elevations
above 23 feet msl. It would be desirable to maintain this natural conveyance feature
of the area. Additionally, the forested wetlands and the lake are important features
of local overland drainage and as such merit protection.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Purchase of this property would preserve the area's natural
drainage and water conveyance roles. Acquisition of wetlands surrounding Hidden
Lake would protect relatively undisturbed natural habitats and their associated
natural resources. Preservation of the surrounding swamps by preventing residential
encroachment would maintain the swamp's role of nutrient and contaminant uptake
and thereby contribute to the maintenance of water quality within Hidden Lake.

10. Recreational Potential: The Hidden Lake acquisition may offer limited recreational
opportunities due to the inherent natural features of the area. The wetland
character of the acquisition make it sensitive to high intensity use; moreover, access
to the lake through the forested swamps is difficult and would likely require
improvements such as boardwalks to provide safe convenient access. The forested
swamps and hammocks surrounding Hidden Lake present an aesthetically pleasing
natural setting suited for several passive forms of recreation such as hiking and
nature study. Hidden Lake can provide fishing and limited canoeing opportunities,
however, ease of access would remain the limiting factor.

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Project Acreage
Acquired 589
Unacquired 679*
TOTAL 1,268t
Project Acres by County:
Pasco County 1,268t


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Pasco 679*
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Coastal Rivers 679*


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Flying Eagle Ranch
2. Basin: Withlacoochee
3. County: Citrus
4. Acres Acquired: 0
5. Cost to Date: 0
6. Acres To Be Acquired: 16,433
7. Description of Land: The Flying Eagle Ranch is located within the Lake Tsala
Apopka region of Citrus County and includes major portions of both Floral City and
Inverness Pools. The ranch's eastern boundary includes 6.5 miles of frontage along
the Withlacoochee River.
Characteristic of the Lake Tsala Apopka complex, the project's 16,433 acres are a
mosaic of small lakes, marshes, and swamps, separated by peninsular uplands
projecting into the pools. A broad expanse of mixed hardwoods and cypress swamps
covers the floodplain areas along the Withlacoochee River. Scattered areas of
upland hammocks occur at the higher elevations. Land use in the surrounding area is
a combination of agricultural and urban/sub-urban development.

8. Importance to Water Management: The lands included in this acquisition contain
large portions of Lake Tsala Apopka which is a major regional water feature.
Hydrologically, the Tsala Apopka system is important because it has been described
as a primary recharge area for the Floridan aquifer. In this region, the Floridan
aquifer is close to the land surface, separated only by a thin layer of sands
(Rutledge, 1977). Additionally, surface water inflows from the Withalcoochee River
occur via canals and natural drainage areas.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Purchase of this property would protect an important area
of regional recharge and drainage. Additionally, acquisition of the wetland habitats
would protect relatively undisturbed natural habitats and their associated natural
resources.
Biologically, the various wetland communities represent highly productive habitats,
which support a diverse assemblage of plant and animal species. For example, a
total of 96 species of birds have been observed in the Floral City Pool alone. These
include several species of migrating and wintering waterfowl as well as many native
species having recognized special status (i.e., threatened, special concern).
Additionally, the lake supports a viable fish population and is noted for its bass and
black crappie fishing (Attardi, 1983).

10. Recreational Potential: As part of the Lake Tsala Apopka system, the open water
and wetlands within the proposed acquisition, offer excellent opportunities for
water-related recreational activities. The area is noted for its boating and sports
fishing.

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Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 16,433
TOTAL 16,433
Project Acres by County:.
Citrus County 16,433


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Citrus 16,433
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Withlacoochee 16,433


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Jack Creek

2. Basin: Peace River

3. County: Highlands

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 864

7. Description of Land: The dominant habitat type in the proposed acquisition is a
large bay swamp. This is a forested wetland dominated by evergreen trees such
as loblolly bay, sweetbay and southern magnolia. Also present are red maple and
cypress. Jack Creek is the main source of inflow into the swamp. The area
surrounding Jack Creek and the swamp lands have been developed residentially
along with some agricultural development.

8. Importance to Water Management: Jack Creek and its associated swamp lands
have as their primary role to serve as the natural drainage basin for the
immediate area, as well as serving as the water conveyance system for the lakes
in the immediate area (i.e., Lake Francis).

9. Reasons for Acquisition: To preserve the floodwater conveyance characteristics
of Jack Creek and associated swamp lands. The ten-year floodplain of Jack
Creek allows safe discharge from the upstream structures employed to regulate
lake levels in the area.

10. Recreational Potential: Extremely limited. Local use only. The swampy nature
of the majority of the area limits access and restricts development of
recreational facilities. A possibility would be a form of local nature park setting
with boardwalks, etc., however, local population densities are low, and therefore
needs would have to be assessed at the local leveL

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Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 864
TOTAL 864
Project Acres by County:
Highlands County 864


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Followine County:
Highlands 864
Unacouired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Peace 864


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Myakka River

2. Basin: Manasota

3. County: Sarasota

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 3,730

7. Description of Land: The proposed land purchase includes approximately 3,730 acres
of the 100-year floodplain of the Myakka River. Along the 4.5 miles of frontage
with the Myakka River, the area is characterized by a narrow, meandering river
channel bordered by dense hardwoods hammocks. The primary forest trees include:
southern magnolia, cabbage palms, live and laurel oaks. Adjacent to the forested
areas, land cover progresses into broad wetland prairies and willowheads extending
far into the Myakka valley. Some areas in the southwestern corner have been
developed for agriculture, primarily for pasture and cropland.

8. Importance to Water Management: The acquisition of this property includes a 4.5
mile portion of the Myakka River and its forested floodplain, which are part of the
area's major drainage system as well as the primary surface water resource.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property would ensure the protection of
portions of the Myakka River and its 100-year flood plain. Diverse natural habitats
would be protected.

10. Recreational Potential: The proposed acquisition of land along the Myakka River
would place in public ownership an additional 4.5 miles of river that could be a
valuable addition to the Myakka River State Park located north of the proposed
acquisition, as well as the properties east of this proposed acquisition which have
been purchased by Sarasota County. The river portions would enjoy the benefits of
protection while providing the same type of recreational opportunities now enjoyed
within the state park. The Sarasota area as well as the immediate project area is
expected to continue its growth and, as such, recreational areas would be a premium
in the future.

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Port Charlotte


Project Acreage

Acquired 0
Unacquired 3,730
TOTAL 3,730

Project Acres by County:

Sarasota County 3,730


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

Sarasota 3,730

Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin

Manasota 3,730


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Lithia Springs

2. Basin: Alafia River

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 160

7. Description of Land: The acquisition includes Lithia Springs and several small
accessory springs, the short outflow run to the Alafia River, and a portion along
the Alafia River. The riverine forest is dominated by flood-tolerant hardwoods
and cypress which form a dense border along the Alafia River. The upland areas
around the spring head have been cleared and developed into a day-use
recreational area.

8. Importance to Water Management: This acquisition includes Lithia Springs, a
major spring in the Alafia River Basin, which discharges an average of 31 million
gallons/day to the Alafia River. This volume of water makes the spring a
significant source of water for the river. For comparison, the average discharge
of the spring is equal to about 44% of the average discharge of the South Prong
of the Alafia River near Lithia.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property will prevent disruption
and/or loss of the spring and a portion of the floodplain of the Alafia River
upstream and downstream of the spring. Industrial and suburban development
trends in the area indicate that such loss may otherwise occur in the near future.

10. Recreational Potential: Presently, a county-operated recreational facility exists
on the site, with heavy to moderate use. Swimming, canoeing, picnicking and
related activities are the main attractions.

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Hahsboough Co.



Locatio


Project Acreage

Acquired 0
Unacquired 160
TOTAL 160

Project Acres by County:

Hillsborough County 160


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

Hillsborough 160

Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:

Alafia 160


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Prairie Creek

2. Basin: Peace River

3. County: Charlotte and DeSoto

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 2,752

7. Description of Land: Prairie Creek is typical of the slow-flowing streams that
drain the topographically low portions of south-central Florida. It is a narrow,
highly meandered stream, whose banks are characterized by strands of willows
and other woody aquatic plants as well as cypress swamps and cabbage palm/oak
hammocks. In turn, these areas are surrounded by large expanses of prairie or
native range. Agricultural land uses such as cattle and timber production are
common throughout the project area. Residential development also occurs along
the southern reaches of Prairie Creek.

8. Importance to Water Management: As a tributary of Shell Creek, Prairie Creek
contributes to the water supply for the city of Punta Gorda. Additionally,
Prairie Creek drains the low-relief interior portions of Charlotte County.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Land acquisition would ensure the protection and
availability of quality water supplies in these traditionally water-poor areas of
DeSoto and Charlotte Counties.

10. Recreational Potential: Somewhat limited, because the character and location
of the proposed acquisition do not make it amenable for many recreational
activities. Limited boating and fishing are enjoyed by local residents. Low
population densities in the immediate project area do not indicate an immediate
demand for recreational lands.

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Prairie Creek


D)Sowo Co.
Senenal Locawion


Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 2,752
TOTAL 2,752
Project Acres by County:
DeSoto County 1,032
Charlotte County 1,720
TOTAL 2,752


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following Counties:
DeSoto 1,032
Charlotte 1,720
TOTAL 2,752
Unacauired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Peace 2,752


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Medard Reservoir Floodway

2. Basin: Alafia River

3. County: Hillsborough

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 140

7. Description of Land: This acquisition includes the channel of the Little Alafia
River from its point of exit from Medard Reservoir to its confluence with the
Alafia River. Along its length, the acquisition is crossed by one highway and two
railroads. A large portion of the acquisition has been disturbed by
industrial/residential/agricultural development. Some natural areas remain along
the river, and the vegetation there is composed of willow, wax myrtle, as well as
live oak, red maple and cypress.

8. Importance to Water Management: This acquisition is immediately downstream
of Medard Reservoir control structure and conveys flow from the reservoir to the
Alafia River, ultimately. The floodway proposed for purchase (approximately 50-
year frequency floodway) is necessary to convey safely the maximum design
discharges from the reservoir.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition of this property will preserve the water
conveyance capacity of the Little Alafia River immediately downstream of the
control structure at Medard Reservoir, an impoundment designed for flood
abatement.

10. Recreational Potential: This area would have limited recreational potential.
Medard Park is located immediately upstream of the proposed acquisition, and it
provides varied recreational opportunities.

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Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 140
TOTAL 140
Project Acres by County:
Hillsborough County 140


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Hillsborough 140
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Alafia 140


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition



1. Acquisition: Squirrel Prairie

2. Basin: Coastal Rivers

3. County: Hernando and Pasco

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 1,728

7. Description of Land: The Squirrel Prairie area is generally a region of wet
limestone sinkholes dominated by mesic pine-oak forests, leading toward
southern hardwoods forest. Typical tree species include: live oak, laurel oak,
water oak and hickory. The drier sandy regions give way to a sandhill community
of blue-jack oak and turkey oak. Several ponds and marshes occupy some of the
area's sinkholes.

The area, both within the proposed acquisition as well as the neighboring lands,
has been subjected to agricultural activities such as cattle grazing, timber
production and surface drainage.

8. Importance to Water Management: The topography and geology of the Squirrel
Prairie area make it primarily a recharge area. The many sinkholes, ponds and
sloughs absorb drainage into the subsurface geologic formations and eventually
contribute to local recharge. Additionally, its recharge capabilities can provide
some flood mitigation.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Land acquisition of the Squirrel Prairie area would
preserve an area of recharge and aid in local flood mitigation.

10. Recreational Potential: There is limited, if any, recreational potential. Very
little usage demand exists in the immediate project area. If demand were to
increase in the future, the area's character would best serve passive outdoor
activities (i.e., camping, hiking, etc.).

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Project Acreage Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following Counties:


Acquired
Unacquired
TOTAL


0
1,728
1,728


Project Acres by County:


Pasco Co.'.ty
Hernando County
TOTAL


75
1,653
1,728


Pasco
Hernando
TOTAL


75
1,653
1,728


Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Panasoffkee Project

2. Basin: Withlacoochee River

3. County: Sumter

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres to be Acquired: 530

7. Description of Land: The proposed acquisition includes approximately 530 acres of
relatively undisturbed forested floodplain at the junction of Princess Lake, the
Lake Panasoffkee Outlet and the Withlacoochee River. The land is somewhat
elevated and includes portions ranging from the 2.33-year floodplain up to the 100-
year floodplain. Cypress and mixed hardwoods are the predominant forest type
covering most of the site.

8. Importance to Water Management: The acquisition is important because it includes
a large portion of the hydraulic and natural system connecting Lake Panasoffkee to
the Withlacoochee River. Preserving this connection in its present state would
maintain its function and protect forested swamps important to the water
resources and water quality of the river system.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Acquisition would protect a large portion of the system
that connects Lake Panasoffkee with the Withlacoochee River two surface water
features of local and regional importance. Inasmuch as the site remains relatively
undisturbed, future acquisition would protect ecologically important riverine
forests and swamps by preventing development and encroachment onto these
areas. Acquisition of this parcel would complement the adjacent state-owned
Jumper Creek Swamp.

10. Recreational Potential: The proposed acquisition may offer good recreational
opportunities because of the inherent natural features of the area. As with any
riverfront property, the site would lend itself to several popular types of
recreation, such as canoeing and fishing. The forested swamps would offer
opportunities for hiking, nature study, picnicking and other passive day-uses. The
proposed site has relatively good access from nearby roads and highways. Planned
uses would have to take into account the natural condition of the area to protect it
from overuse.

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Project Areage Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Acquired 0
Unacquired 530 Sumter 530
TOTAL 530
Unacquired Acres Within the
Project Acres by County: Following Basin

Sumter County 530 Withlacoochee 530


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisitions

1. Acquisition: Carlton Tract

2. Basin: Withlacoochee

3. County: Sumter

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres To Be Acquired: 7,979

7. Description of Land: The acquisition features six miles along the Withlacoochee
River and its associated floodplain of forested swamps of cypress and mixed
hardwoods. The upland acreage includes areas of pine flatwoods, oak hammocks
and pasturelands. Isolated swamps, marshes and ponds dot the landscape.

9. Importance to Water Management: As part of the Withlacoochee River system,
the lands included in this acquisition form a portion of the river's water
conveyance and storage system. Additionally, the wetlands and swamps within
the floodplain provide water and wildlife resources.

10. Reasons for Acquisition: Purchase of this property would offer protection to
portions of the Withlacoochee River and its various hydrologic and hydraulic
characteristics. Along with the conveyance and storage of floodwaters,
acquisition would protect areas of forested wetlands and their associated water
and wildlife resources. Public ownership would prevent encroachment onto the
floodplain and protect a section of the river's flow-through system.

11. Recreational Potential: The river and wetlands within the proposed acquisition,
offer resources and opportunities for water-related recreation. The various
native habitats represented within the tract provide aesthetically pleasing
natural settings suited to a wide variety of outdoor activities.

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Project Acreage

Acquired 0
Unacquired 7,979*
TOTAL 7,979*
Project Acres by County:

Sumter County 7,979*


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:

Sumter 7,979*
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Withlacoochee 7,979*


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Summary Description of Proposed Acquisition


1. Acquisition: Estech Manatee Property

2. Basin: Manasota

3. County: Manatee

4. Acres Acquired: 0

5. Cost to Date: 0

6. Acres to be Acquired: 10,524

7. Description of Land: The Estech property in northeastern Manatee County,
includes portions of the North and East Forks of the Manatee River, as well as
the South Fork of the Little Manatee River. Along the stream courses the
predominant vegetation is mixed hardwoods swamp. The upland acreage is a
mixture of pine flatwoods, xeric oak and sand pine scrub. Isolated cypress
swamps and marshes make up a small percentage of the total area. Although
located in a region of active and proposed phosphate mining, the Estech site has
not been mined.

8. Importance to Water Management: As part of the Manatee River Watershed, the
Estech property contributes a portion of the water supply for Manatee County
via surface water runoff/inflow into the Lake Manatee Reservoir system.

9. Reasons for Acquisition: Purchase of the property could offer some protection
to an area equivalent to ten percent of the Manatee River Watershed. Through
public ownership, portions of the river's upper reaches and the adjoining uplands
would not be subject to direct impacts of proposed mining and development
activities.

10. Recreational Potential: The proposed acquisition may offer good recreational
opportunities because of the inherent features of the site. Outdoor recreational
activities dependent on the availability of open spaces and natural settings would
be the most favored.

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Project Acreage
Acquired 0
Unacquired 10,524*
TOTAL 10,524*
Project Acres by County:
Manatee County 10,524*


Acres to be Acquired Within
the Following County:
Manatee 10,524*
Unacquired Acres Within the
Following Basin:
Manasota Rivers 10,524*


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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
GENERAL STATUS OF LAND ACQUISITION THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 1985


Land
Acquired
County (Fee Simple)


Land Land
Acquired To Be
(Easement) Acquired


Alligator Creek
Alligator Creek Structure
'Anclote River Floodway

*Anclote Water Storage
Lands (Starkey)
Anclote River Tributary
Banana Laxe Structure
"Braden River
*Brooker Creek Riverine System
Corridor "A"
Corridor '9"
Upper Basin Area
Brogden Bridge Structure
*BucKhorn Creek
*Carlton Tract
Channel "A" & "G" Structures
*Cypress Creek
Estech Manatee Property
*Flying Eagle Ranch
*Green Swamp River System
Green Swamp Riverine
Riverine
Withlacoochee Riverine
Corridor "A" "
Withlacoochee Riverine
Corridor "B"
Hillsoorough Riverine
Corridor "C"
Withlacoochee/HiUsborough
Riverine Corridor "D"

Harney Canal (C-136)
*Hidden Lake
Island Ford Lake Structure
'JacK Creek
Jack Creek Structure
Jerry Lake
Joe's Creek
(Phase D
(Phase ID
(Phase III)
Lake Crescent Structure
Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal
Lake Tarpon Sink Enclosure
Largo Water Management Area
'Lithia Springs
Little Withlacoochee F.D.A.
*Lower HiUsoorough F.D.A.
Flint Creek Structure
Masaryktown Canal (C-534)
Medard Reservoir
*Medard Reservoir Floodway
*Myakka River
*Panasoffkee Project
P-3 Canal
P-5 Canal
P-11 Canal
Peace Basin Office Complex
Peck Sink
'Prairie Creek

ROMP Monitor Well Sites
Sawgrass Lake
Squirrel Prairie
Tampa Bypass Canal (C-13S)
Tsala Apopka Outfall Canal
Sweetwater Creek
Wysong Lock and Dam

TOTALS


Pinella-Anclote
Peace
Coastal & Pinellas
Aaolote
Coastal & Pinellas
Anelote
Ptnellas-Anclote
Peace
Manasota

N.W. Hills.
Pinellas-Anlote
N.W. Hills
Withlacoochee
alafa
Withlacoochee
N.W. Hills.
HUillborough
Manasota
Withlaeoochee

Green Swamp

Green Swamp

Withlacoochee

Hillsborough

Green Swamp,
Hilsberough
Withlacooche

Coastal
N.W. Hilsborough
Peace
Peace
Pinellas-Anclote

Pinellas-Anclote
Pinellas-Aaelote
Pinallas-Anclote
N.W. Hmlsoorough
Pinellas-Aclote
Pinellas-Anelote
Pinellas-Anlote
Alafla
Withla oochee
Hillsborough
Hillsborough
Coastal
Alafla
Alafia
Manasota
Withlacooebee
Peace
Peace
Peace
Peace
Coastal
Peace

All
Pinellas-Anclote
Coastal
Sillsborough
Withlacoochee
N.W. Hillsborough
Withiacoochee


Pinellas 44
Charlotte 2
Pasco 0



Pasco 0
Polk 0
Manatee 0

Hillborough 0
Pinellas 0
Hillsborough 0
Citrus 1
Hillasorough 0
Sumter 0
Hillsdarough 4
Pasco 4,18
Manatee 0
Citrus 0

Lake, Polk & 45,640
Sumter
Polk, Paso 0
Sumter
Paso 4,197

Pasuo 0
Hillaorough
Pasuo 6,110
Polk

Hillbarough 93
Pasco 589
Hlllsborough 1
Highlands 0
Highlands 1
Pinellas 79

Pinellas 11
Pinellas 3

Hilsborough 1
Pinellas 161
Pinellas 4
Pinellas 70
Hilborvough 0
Lake & Sumter 4,446
Hillaborough 14,937
Hillaborough 1

Hillsabrough 1,20
Hlsborough 0
Sarasota 0
Sumter 0
Polk 3
Polk 17
Polk 2
Polk 2
Hernando 0
Charlotte 0
& DeSoto
All .08
Pinellas 384
Pasco & Hernando 0
Hillsborough 1,369
Citrus 3
Hillsborough 0
Sumter 5

91,180.08


0
0
0

114

0
2
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0

31

0

0

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0


0
0
0
0
a
0

0
0
0
0
54
6
0
0
19,040
38
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
13
0

9
6
0
4
230
0
0


0
0
4,328

582

550
0
530

687
819
1,171
0
146
7,979
0
3,305
10,324
16,433

4,711

1,831

300

2,287

4,981


0
679
0
864
0
0

0
3
9
0
0


160
800
'-,73
0
0
0
140
3,730
530
0
0
0
0
0
2,752

1
0
1,728
0
0
38
0


44
2
4,328

8,101

550
2
530

687
819
1,171
1
146
7,979
5
7,470
10,524
16,433

50,382

1,631

4.497

2,287

11,091


93
1,268
1
864
1
79

11
6
9
1
215
10
76
160
24,286
17,248
1
173
1460
140

3,730
530
3
18
2
2
13
2,752

10.08
390
1,728
1473
233
38
5


$ 756,950
0
0

6,015,122

0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
25,170
3,831,357
0
0



0

4,197,610

0

2,096,866


264,550
1,354,608
11,550
0
0
554,516

490,000
132,105
0
0
255,561
25,000
373495
0
696,310
10,808,950
23,550
141.039
62,390
0
0
0
3,048
22.580
0
8,200
0
0

8.250
2,042432
0
7,052,150
7,600
0
7,500


19,552 74,677 174.885 $50.711,734


*Eligible for Save Our Rivers funding
**Includes 1,863: acres of state park lands


Project


Basin


Total
Project
Acres


Approximate
Cost to Date




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