COLLIER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN:
Preliminary design Analysis
Client: Collier County (as a sub-consultant to ATKINS)
Year of Completion: 2016
Collier County was seeking RESTORE funding to implement a project that will provide multiple water resource benefits within the County. The project is designed to divert water from the Naples Bay watershed and to rehydrate wetlands in the Picayune Strand State Forest. This would reduce wet season flows to Naples Bay and improve the timing and volume of flows to Rookery Bay. LAGO provided modeling services to support design and evaluate potential project benefits, and participated in Public Involvement activities.
The project team developed a set of preliminary (15%) design drawings that meet project objectives. In addition, the team worked with Collier County to earn letters supporting the project from the South Florida Water Management District, Rookery Bay National Estuary Research Reserve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Florida Forestry Division, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Audubon Society, and the City of Naples. The County plans to submit the plans and supporting documentation to the Gulf Coast Restoration Council for review and funding approval.