Lower Coastal Watershed

The Lower Coastal Watershed is approximately 16 square miles in size and is located in the southwestern portion of Pasco County.

View a map of the watershed: Lower Coastal Watershed map (PDF)

The watershed is relatively flat, highly urbanized, and features many closed-basin systems. US 19, an evacuation route, runs along the eastern border of the watershed. The northern portion of the watershed is bound by the Pithlachascotee River that flows into the Gulf of Mexico, which borders the watershed to the west. There are two large lakes within the watershed; Lake Conley and Lake Nash, which ultimately drain to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Lower Coastal Watershed was under study in 2015 by the Southwest Florida Water Management District through cooperative funding with Pasco County. In May 2015, the Lower Coastal Watershed (L842) Watershed Evaluation Report (PDF) was issued.