Water-Related News

Sinkhole Pumping Plan Raises Concerns in Temple Terrace

By Ashley Reams

The City of Temple Terrace is in the process of drafting a letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection after learning more about a plan to pump water from a sinkhole near Morris Bridge Road.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is preparing to take water from the Morris Bridge Sink in the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve to provide water to the Hillsborough River below the City of Tampa Dam at Rowlett Park. Water would be pumped from the sink and transferred by the Tampa Bypass Canal and the Hillsborough River Reservoir to the river below the dam.