SUJTWtS FLO'I DIA
WATER : '.'_N r D;TRICT
0. Box J457
aBROOYSVIE FLORIDA 33512
October 3, 1977
T': E. t. telchen, Supervisor, Projects ianaqeient Section
FRO-: C. H. i111er, Director, Resource Developm:ent Division
RL: Coros/SVtFW! Inter Agency TcetinQ held at Brooksville,
Florida; September 29, 1977
For your information and file record, following is a synopsis of subject
r.eetinq. Those attending were as follows:
Name Representi n
C. I. tiller SWEiD
8. R, Laseter SWF!:VJ
E. D. Vergara SWFW JI
0. P. Feaster SU;.,
D. S. "cAteer SrF D
Don Wisdor: Corps of Engineers
Jim Garland Corps of Engineers
Clay Sanders Corps of Engineers
Ed Saler, Corps of Engineers
Aann Davis Corps of Engineers
Colonel Yisdo:i, opened by emphasizing that Corps does not have present
authority to engage in pure water supply project work, particularly
"hardware". However, efforts are needed at State and Federal level to
remedy this problem; through Cabinet, department of Natural Resources,
Departrmtnt of Environmental Requlation, Congressen, etc.
Present Federal attitude at iF level is to not financially support
non-structural flood control, water supply or other corrective measures.
Federal do not want to buy lands.; even when buying land is most
feasible alternative. Thereby Federals believe they are encouraging
preventative measures, particularly at local level.
Local interests tend to shy away front; participation in larqe land
acquisition oriented project alternatives, just like Federals, because of
large scale land acquisition costs. To encourage Corps/Federal Local
project water supply participation, first a Water Supply Study must be
endorsed by the State Cabinet through a resolution to Congress so a
State Wide Water Supply Study effort can be expedited.
tr. McAteer agreed that action to solve water supply needs must occur
without delay, however, local encouragement for progress has not been
lacking. SWFWtMD has been and continues to encourage progress "n water
supply at all levels of Roverntment.
October 3, 1977 Page Two
Mr. Feaster indicated that Water Resources Management Study (WRMS) is
supposed to be a water supply study of Four River Basins' State Water
Use Plan as part obFState Comprehensive Plan Is intended to address water
supoD problems statewide, eventually.
Colonel ,Wisdom indicated that WPM S was a "software" effort that may, due
to limitations of Corps' guidelines, indicated insufficient justification
for Federal help. Colonel Wisdom indicated that at least WRMS will
outline various alternatives including all the ramifications and need
for water supply even if Federal participation Is not warranted under
Tr. Feaster and Mr. McAteer indicated that such a "positive", factual
report could be used as a tool to persuade Washington to change Federal
law and Corps' guidelines.
Mr. McAteer indicated that study of Water Supply Impoundment in Lower
Hillsborough Flood Detention Area by Corps should not be precluded as
part of WRMS, even though present environmental constraints may be
Colonel Wisdom indicated in answer to inquiry from sir. Laseter that B/C
ratio for flood control purposes only on Cypress Creek/Squirrel Prairie
(CC/SQP) was calculated at about 0.20: however, this is per present Corps'
guidelines for benefits, and these guidelines may be subject to change in
However, presently CC/SQP B/C ratio continues to be technically unfavorable
even with water supply and recreation because flood control B/C must be
greater than 1.0 before water supply and recreation can even be considered.
If flood control B/C ratio can be somehow made to exceed 1.0, other
benefits are "add-ons". Upon inquiry "r. Salem indicated that CC/SQP
GUM/OUM Study indicates that the project does not warrant Federal
participation at this time or in the foreseeable future.
Mcr. cAteer indicated that negative utterances regarding feasibility of
other projects such as Green Swamp, Upper Hillsborough, etc. should not
occur. We do not want them to be categorized with CC/SQP.
Colonel Nisdom/Vr. Garland promised S-159/C-135 design criteria for DOT
Bridge Design at Harney Road over C-135 by January 1, 1978.
C-132 field trip planned for early October 1977; project planning to
proceed based on C-132/Thonotosassa/LHFDA/C-135 being an integral project;
Corps will try the integrated approach first via: 1) letter report on
integration; 2) Hydrology Study; 3) Revised Project GDM/DOM Study. Number
3 will probably not be complete before October 1978; construction probably
could not start prior to about October 1979 +.
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Regarding Lower Iillshorough Wilderness Park Schedule, Colonel Wisdom
indicated that design studies will be complete January '78. construction
could begin by approximately first part of calender year 197n,
Regarding SWFWMD budget projections incorporated into tentative State
3udagt Requests for future fiscal years, Corps indicates the numbers may
be optimistic but O.K. for present.
cc; G. R. Laseter,
L. R. Feaster
u. S. McAteer
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