The PACE study area is comprised of three watersheds: Pithlachascotee River, Anclote East of Suncoast, and Anclote West. DES was issued a task work authorization to perform watershed evaluation elements of the Watershed Management Program for the Anclote West watershed.
The goal of PACE is to develop Best Management Practices (BMPs) to address flooding and conserve water resources. More specifically, PACE is a multi-objective watershed management project, which will:
SWFWMD TWA No. 14TW-42 was issued to DES to perform Watershed Management Plan - Watershed Evaluation tasks in the Anclote West Watershed.
Watershed Evaluation tasks include:
Once the Anclote West watershed model is assembled, it will be joined with the Pithlachascotee and Anclote East models to provide a single model domain covering the entire PACE study area. This combined PACE model will then be used to determine and map flood risk and to evaluate various BMP alternatives, including those for flood mitigation and diversion of excess flows from the rivers onto District land for water conservation.