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HMGP: Lake Charlene / Warrington

The goal of this mitigation project is to improve drainage for the Lake Charlene area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (FEMA/HMGP) has awarded to Escambia County a  grant for the Lake Charlene Outfall Project, to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters.  The project begins at the channel intersecting Lake Joanne Drive on the west and expands east to the intersection of South 61st Avenue, then south to the outfall at U.S. Highway 98. 

The grant is set up in two phases:

Phase 1 - Design and Permitting: Complete 

Federal HMGP Design Funds $314,274.  
Design for this phase has been submitted to FDEM.
Phase 1 will provide protection against a 50-year storm event.

Phase 2 Construction: Pending

Federal HMGP Construction Funds in the amount of $2,101,252 were awarded but the grant expired.  Escambia County requested grant reinstatement from FEMA/FDEM.  Lake Charlene Homeowners Association performed a proxy vote which was presented to and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. FEMA/FDEM contract agreement has been received and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. FEMA/FDEM has fully executed the modified agreement.


Milestone Date Notes
Construction 75% Complete 7/21/2023  
Construction 50% Complete 4/28/2023  
Construction 25% Complete 3/31/2023  
Construction Final Completion 2/26/2024  
Construction Final Completion ANTICIPATED: JUNE 2025
Construction Notice to Proceed 11/14/2022  
Construction Award 8/2/2022  
Bid Opening 3/3/2022  

Last Updated:

Grant Event Deadline for Construction Completion: 12/31/22
Estimated Bid Time: 3 months
Estimated Construction Time: 9 months


  • Lake Charlene - Warrington Project Area Map
  • Lake Charlene Sluice Gate  Photo
Project Manager:
Office Phone:
HDR Engineering Inc
Quality Enterprises USA
District 2
Funding Sources:
State Grant , Federal Grant
Sponsoring Division:
Engineering - Construction Management
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