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Seminole County conducting public meetings on Big and Little Econ basin study

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Seminole County has initiated Basins Studies for the Big Econ and Little Econ drainage basins.

These basins encompass approximately 56 square-miles located in eastern Seminole County. Lake Mills, Horseshoe Lake, the Big Econ River and its tributaries including Mills Branch, Mills Creek, and Silcox Branch are some of the major water features within the Big Econ Basin. Cranes Strand Canal and the Little Econ River are the major water features within the Little Econ Basin. The basins ultimately drain north, eventually discharging into the St. Johns River just south of the confluence with Lake Harney.

The County is holding a public meeting to share the status of the on-going analysis, present the results of the Data Acquisition phase of the study, and provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to provide information on local drainage concerns. One or more subsequent public meetings will be held at later dates to present the potential flood alleviation projects, and updates to the floodplain maps.

Public Meeting – Due to the current COVID-19 related social distance measures enacted at the National, State, and County levels, the County will be holding a virtual public meeting using a Zoom platform, as well as an in-person meeting. Persons interested in attending the virtual meeting can join online by visiting and registering at the project website. Additionally, the virtual public meeting pre-recorded video presentation and any other pertinent information will be available online from March 2, 2022 to March 16, 2022 at the project website.

The County will also hold both virtual and in-person meetings on March 9, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Both the virtual Zoom platform and in-person meetings will occur at the same time.

For more information about the study and how to attend the meeting, either in-person or virtually, please visit the project website.

Flyer with project and meeting information »