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Montelione recognized for service to River Board

After six successful years on the Tampa City Council and River Board, Lisa Montelione is moving on. Fellow River Board and TAC members recognized Councilwoman Montelione for her service at their regular meeting on August 22, 2016. Councilwoman Montelione is the current Chair of the River Board. Her passion for the Hillsborough River and active…

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Hillsborough River Board celebrates 30 years!

Congratulations to our Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and Technical Advisory Council on 30 years of planning for the environmental health of the Hillsborough River! Created by the Florida Legislature in 1986 to monitor activities and actions in and around the Hillsborough River, the River Board adopted and maintains the River Master Plan and makes…

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SWFWMD agrees to safeguards for Morris Bridge Sink water withdrawals

With the Water Management District seeking to withdrawal water from the Morris Bridge Sink to supplement the flow of the Hillsborough River, a growing chorus of voices raised concerns that the water is not needed and that pumping the sink could result in environmental impacts. Rising opposition from various groups, including the River Board, led…

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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…

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