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Floodplain Management Plan Details Stormwater Progress

9/17/2012 11:06:33 AM

Contact: Ken Sides, (727) 562-4792

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 17, 2012

Contact:

Heather Parsons

(727) 562-4708

Floodplain Management Plan Details Stormwater Progress

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The City of Clearwater released its 2012 progress report on implementing its Floodplain Management Plan, which is available at myclearwater.com/flooding. The plan, which helps to identify areas in the city that are prone to flooding, enables residents to obtain discounts on flood insurance.

The plan serves as a five-year outlook of what residents can expect when it comes to stormwater and flooding. Some changes and progress from the last update in 2009 include the following:

The city continues to participate in the FEMA Project Impact Program to help reduce the impacts of natural disasters.

Clearwater added several new online features to help residents, property owners, property professionals, and others to identify the flood zone for a particular property and request elevation certificates.

Following is a list of stormwater projects that have been completed in the past few years:

Kapok Land Acquisition and Restoration Analysis

Prospect Lake Park Construction (dredging is in process)

Moccasin Lake Habitat Improvement Feasibility

Stevenson Creek Stormwater Retrofit Project

North Greenwood Neighborhood Stormwater Project

Myrtle Avenue and Palmetto Street Drainage Improvements Projects

Glen Oaks Phase I and II Stormwater and Recreation Improvements

Alligator Creek Channels B, F, & G

North Beach Drainage Improvements

NE Coachman Road Bridge Assessment

Palmetto Street Drainage Improvements

NE Coachman Road Bridge Assessment

Kipling Plaza Lift Station

Beach Walk Water Quality Spencer Pond

Allen's Creek

To learn more, visit www.myclearwater.com/flooding or e-mail ken.sides@MyClearwater.com.

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