This project will improve water quality in the Weeki Wachee River.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District and Hernando County made enhancements to stormwater management at Rogers Park. The park is owned by the County and located on the Weeki Wachee River. These improvements will benefit the river by reducing the amount of sediments and nutrients entering the river.
This project uses Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to treat stormwater runoff from approximately 1.8 acres. The LID practices applied at Rogers Park include porous asphalt in the parking spaces, infiltration trenches and bioretention with wetland vegetation. LID techniques reduce the amount of stormwater through decreasing impervious surface area. They also improve water quality by redirecting stormwater to treatment areas. Watch this video to learn more about the project.
This project was cooperatively funded by the District and Hernando County.
This project was completed in February 2018.