Lake County, FL PAS Study Highlight

After experiencing flooding in the area, the City of Lake County in central Florida partnered with the Jacksonville District under the PAS program to evaluate ways to measure, manage, and reduce future flood risk with minimal impact to the surrounding areas. The PAS study offered technical assistance to find site-specific data on obstructions to flood flows, formation, and timing; flood depths, stages, or floodwater velocities; and the extent, duration, and frequency of flooding. Natural and cultural floodplain resources were collected to inform a preliminary flood loss analysis with and without the use of flood plain management measures.

The analysis supported the development of management measures to mitigate flood risk to residences and businesses. The PAS study report presented a conceptual-level analysis of the best performing flood risk management plan, and comparison of potentially feasible local solutions.