Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Workshop will focus on updating Hernando floodplain maps

BROOKSVILLE

Workshop focuses on flood insurance maps

Hernando County and Southwest Florida Water Management District will host a workshop on Hernando County flood insurance maps, focusing on Hernando County's Powell and Lizzie Hart Sink watersheds, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district's headquarters at 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

Preliminary models and floodplain information will be presented for review and comment.

The county and Swiftmud are working together to gather input needed to improve identification of flooding risks in the county. Information will be used to update area floodplain information and develop preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency flood insurance rate maps, or FIRMs. Most FIRMs are 10 to 30 years old and are outdated due to natural and physical changes caused by land use, development and erosion.

After addressing public comments, the floodplain information will be finalized and presented to the district's governing board for permission to develop the preliminary FIRMs for submittal to FEMA.

Hernando County anticipates adopting new FIRMs starting next year, once the FEMA process is complete, which should take nine to 12 months (but can take several years, depending on possible appeals).

For information, call (352) 796-7211, ext. 4297 or visit www.watermatters.org/flood plain.

SPRING HILL/ RIDGE MANOR WEST

Learn to balance your hormones naturally

The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will present free workshops on "Balancing Hormones Naturally" at two locations:

• From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.

• From 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West.

The speaker is Mary Bristow, acupuncture physician and doctor of Oriental medicine, who will discuss a holistic approach to women's hormone-related health concerns, such as PMS, menopause and infertility.

Space is limited and reservations are needed. To reserve a seat, call (352) 799-1882.

BROOKSVILLE

Swiftmud wants input about water levels

The Southwest Florida Water Management District, or Swiftmud, is seeking public input about the order in which minimum flows and levels for lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers will be determined for its minimum flows and levels priority list and schedule for 2009.

A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the district's headquarters, 2379 Broad St., south of Brooksville.

A minimum flow or level is the limit at which further water withdrawals will cause significant harm to the water resources and/or environment. The limits are set by the district's governing board for key water bodies in both the northern Tampa Bay and southern water use caution areas.

The revised schedule will be considered for adoption at the governing board's meeting in October at the Sarasota service office.

The draft 2009 list will be made available on the Web site at www.watermatters.org/ projects/mfl, possibly following the governing board's meeting Tuesday at district headquarters.

Comments should be e-mailed no later than Oct. 19 to ecological evaluation manager Marty Kelly at marty.kelly@water matters.org or by mailing it to him at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899.

For information, call Barbara Matrone at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4233, or Kelly at ext. 4235.

Workshop will focus on updating Hernando floodplain maps 09/26/08 [Last modified: Friday, September 26, 2008 7:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays journal: Homer-happiness returns against Blue Jays

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays are back to hitting home runs, which was the norm of the offense for much of the season before the offense went cold.

    Adeiny Hechavarria greets teammate Kevin Kiermaier after his home run during the third inning at the Trop.
  2. Jones: Stop talking and start building a new Rays stadium

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was good to see Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, talking Rays baseball and the hope for a new stadium somewhere in Tampa Bay.

    Commissioner Rob Manfred is popular with the media on a visit to Tropicana Field.
  3. Ousted to political Siberia by Corcoran, Kathleen Peters sets sights on Pinellas Commission

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — The perks of power in Tallahassee are a coveted chairmanship, a Capitol office in a prime location and a prominent seat on the House floor. Now Rep. Kathleen Peters has lost all three, but here's the twist: Her trip to "Siberia" might actually help her reach the next step on the Tampa Bay political …

    Rep. Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena, has been relegated to the back row in the State House chamber, moved to a fouth floor office and stripped of her job as chairwoman of a House subcommittee after a series of disagreements with House Speaker Richard Corcoran. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  4. What do kids need to stay away from deadly auto theft epidemic?

    Public Safety

    ST. PETERSBURG — More than a dozen black teenagers told U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist on Wednesday that children need stronger mentors and youth programs to steer clear of the auto theft epidemic plaguing Pinellas County.

    Congressman Charlie Crist (center) listens as Shenyah Ruth (right), a junior at Northeast High School, talks during Wednesday's youth roundtable meeting with community leaders and kids. They met to discuss the ongoing car theft epidemic among Pinellas youth and how law enforcement, elected officials, and community organizations can work together to put an end to this dangerous trend. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  5. Manhattan Casino choice causes political headache for Kriseman

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — Days before the mayoral primary, Mayor Rick Kriseman's decision to let a Floribbean restaurant open in Midtown's historic Manhattan Casino has caused political angst within the voting bloc he can least afford to lose: the black community.

    Last week Mayor Rick Kriseman chose a Floribbean restaurant concept to fill Midtown's historic Manhattan Casino. But that decision, made days before next week's mayoral primary, has turned into a political headache for the mayor. Many residents want to see the building's next tenant better reflect its cultural significance in the black community. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]