Water-Related News

Lee County approves contracts for design of flood mitigation projects

FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve contracts for the design of two flood-mitigation projects in south Fort Myers.

The projects are part of the Board’s ongoing commitment to flood mitigation and water quality. The projects will design:

  • Improvements for the Iona Drainage District Canal H-7. The canal is located just south of College Parkway between Florida Southwestern College and Cleveland Avenue. The area serviced by the canal experienced flooding from multiple rain events including Invest 92-L and Hurricane Irma in 2017. The contract was awarded to Kimley-Horn and Associates for $268,745. The project design is funded in part by a grant from the Florida Department of Emergency Management.
  • Modifications, such as upsizing and/or adding drainage pipes, to the drainage network along the southern end of Ten Mile Canal in the Lee County U.S. 41 Industrial Park area. This area also experienced severe flooding during Invest 92-L and Hurricane Irma in 2017. The contract with Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp is for $246,082. The project design is funded in part by a grant from the Florida Department of Emergency Management.

Both projects are part of the Phase 3: Southern Lee County Flood Mitigation Plan, which is being developed by local storm water experts under the direction of Lee County Natural Resources. Earlier this month, the county held a public meeting to inform stakeholders about the effort.