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Morris Bridge Sink Project

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has submitted a water use permit application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to use up to 3.9 mgd of water from Morris Bridge Sink for diversion through the Tampa Bypass Canal to the base of the dam on the Hillsborough River. The DEP has issued its…


How Does River Management and Planning Work?

Considering the present and future of the resources of the Hillsborough River is the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, an organization consisting of three elected officials representing the geographic location of the river. It is supported by the Hillsborough River Technical Advisory Council, comprised of eight agency representatives and three citizen members. Mandated by state…


Special Act – Laws of Florida Chapter 86-335

An Act relating to Hillsborough County; creating the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board; prescribing membership and terms; providing for quorum and meetings; providing objectives and dutuies of the Board; requiring development of a coordinated Master Plan for the Hillsborough River Corridor; providing for incorporation of elements of the  coordinated Master Plan into local Comprehesive Plans, authorizing local…

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