The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is hosting an open house and presenting preliminary flood prone area information for public input. The District will gather comments and investigate any issues identified by the public. This watershed study is funded by the District and Citrus County. Once finalized the information, which identifies areas prone to flooding, can be used by local governments for land use and zoning decisions, to help manage development in and around floodplains and wetlands, to reduce flood risks, to preserve land and water resources, and for emergency planning. It will also provide valuable information to the public for decisions about purchasing and protecting property. This information is not currently being incorporated into the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs); however, it may be used in future DFIRM updates. Preliminary flood prone area information shows that the flood risk for your parcel(s) may have changed. For information on how you may be affected, you can attend the District’s Open House. This is your opportunity to meet with District representatives in-person. The representatives will provide information on your property for review and comment, and answer questions. You are not required to attend the meeting to view the information or provide comments. The information is also available by visiting WaterMatters.org/floodplain. Please see Additional Website Instructions (enclosed) for more details on viewing the data online. Whether you attend the meeting in-person or provide comments online, this is your opportunity to view the preliminary flood prone area information and provide additional information to District representatives. We welcome any photos, documents, or historical information regarding your property to assist with further analysis.
Lecanto, FL 34461