Charlotte County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) jointly fund the Charlotte County Master Stormwater Management Plan which was completed in 1998. The Master Plan targeted 10 major stormwater basins for drainage analysis and planning. Three of the 10 drainage basins analyzed are located in the greater Port Charlotte area that lies between the Peace River and the Myakka River.
The Master Plan identified 40 major water control structures which need to be replaced due to deterioration or to meet current design and Comprehensive Plan Level of Service (LOS) conveyance standards. A 100-year, 24-hour storm event, used for design of the major stormwater conveyance network, is the Charlotte County's Comprehensive Plan LOS standard. The highest priority projects are contained within Charlotte County's adopted, multi-year Capital Improvements Program.
The replacement projects have the added benefit of reducing flooding at locations where the new structures to increase stormwater flow capacity have been installed.
The replacement of substandard water control structures is underway and is expected to be completed in 2021.
To contact Stormwater Management please call the Engineering Division at 941.575.3632.