The Double Hammock watershed is located in western Pasco County, approximately 13 square miles in size, is relatively flat, highly urbanized and features many closed-basin systems. The watershed is generally aligned from southeast to northwest and is bounded by US 19 to the west, Port Richey and Lower Coastal Watersheds to the south and Bear Creek/Pithlachascotee River Watershed to the north and east.
The central portion of the watershed is drained by a network of storm sewers and ditches which convey water to a single large ditch which passes under U.S. Highway 19 immediately north of Regency Park Boulevard. The ditch continues west under Scenic Drive and empties into a large freshwater wetland system which overflows to Double Hammock Creek. The Double Hammock Creek is a tidal creek which discharges to the Gulf of Mexico approximately 1.5 miles north of the mouth of the Pithlachascotee River. A similar system discharges to Salt Springs Run, which is a tidal creek located south of Double Hammock Creek. Drainage from the northern and southern portions of the study area is through various storm sewers, roadside swales, and out fall ditches which convey stormwater runoff directly to the coastal wetlands.
Watershed Meeting - September 10, 2015
On Thursday, September 10, 2015, a Watershed Task Force Meeting was held in response to flooding in the area. A video of the meeting is available to view by selecting the following link: