Bank Hilochee Mitigation Bank
Basins Serviced SWFWMD: Withlacoochee River (12)
At a Glance More details about this bank
- Located: Withlacoochee River Basin
- Permitted by SWFWMD & USACOE
- Forested & Herbaceous Credits Available
The Hilochee Mitigation Bank (HMB) consists of 879.30 acres of privately owned undeveloped land within the Withlacoochee River Basin in Polk County, Florida. The HMB site was an active sand mine throughout the 1980s and 90s. This was the Polk City Mine and was owned by Standard Sand & Silica Company. The past mining resulted in the creation of a 112.9 acre lake surrounded by a narrow shoreline and a berm of uplands surrounding the lake. In addition to the lake, the site also contains a 47 acre clay pit located in the southeast corner of the property.
The activities associated with HMB include the following: