Tampa Bypass Canal System - Structure 161
Did you know the Tampa Bypass Canal was built in response to widespread flooding from Hurricane Donna in 1960? When there is a large amount of rainfall and flooding is expected, this structure redirects the rising waters along the Hillsborough River into the constructed canal and down to McKay Bay. This protects homes and businesses in Temple Terrace and Tampa from flooding. Here’s a look at Structure 161, part of the Tampa Bypass Canal system, in action after rainfall.