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Pasco County Watershed Meetings

 

Following significant 2015 flooding events in Pasco County, citizen task force groups were formed for area watersheds. The purpose of each watershed task force meeting is to:

 

  • Discuss related drainage issues and possible new drainage improvement projects that could help alleviate flooding in the watershed

 

  • Provide a forum where willing citizens would provide positive input to the county regarding areas of flooding and possible solutions that could be considered by the county

 

  • Based on citizens' specific knowledge of the watershed, allow the county an opportunity to share with citizens on-going or future drainage improvement projects contemplated or completed in the watershed

 

  • Get citizens' positive input to help the county and the Southwest Florida Water Management District in updating available watershed drainage studies using local experience provided by the citizens.

Task force meetings are being held in the Pasco County Board Room at the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey. DES staff is providing assistance to Pasco County in their preparation of materials for the Port Richey, Duck Slough, and Anclote West watershed meetings. Dave DeLoach is also participating in the public presentations, describing watershed and flooding characteristics and providing a status report for ongoing watershed evaluations and BMP development funded by the County and SWFWMD.