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Anclote River Debris Removal Project
Anclote River Debris

Anclote River Debris

After the July-August 2015 flooding event, Pasco County’s Public Works Department applied for grant monies from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to help remove debris along the Anclote River and provide some stabilization from Starkey Boulevard to Elfers Parkway. The Anclote River Debris Removal Project was approved for work to help alleviate potential flooding along the Anclote River. 

Pasco County was notified on March 8, 2016 that the project was approved with a Total Approved Budget of $830,500.00. The construction cost will be $755,000.00, the Federal share includes 75 percent of construction costs ($566,250.00) and technical assistance up to 10 percent of the construction costs (not to exceed $75,500.00). The Pasco County match
of the project includes 25 percent of construction costs
($188,750.00) and all technical assistance costs exceeding
the 10 percent of the Federal share.


This project includes removing debris along the Anclote River from Starkey Boulevard to Elfers Parkway and from two ditches which drain to the Anclote River. Bank stabilization will also be performed on specific spots which were eroded during the 2015 storms (see map link below).

Map of the Project Area (highlighted in yellow) 

The County has started the debris removal process and design for bank stabilization is anticipated to start in the near future. The debris removal contractor has already completed work on the two ditches and has started work on the Anclote River near Starkey Boulevard. Work is anticipated to be completed by October 24, 2016. 

As of July 22nd 16 percent of the debris removal has been completed (see map link below).

July 2016-Debris Removal Status

Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must be represented by a project sponsor, such as a city, county, conservation district or any Native American tribe or tribal organization. NRCS provides technical assistance and pays up to 75 percent of the construction. Local sources contribute the remaining portion in the form of cash or in-kind services.