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The District is in the process of setting, or has recently set, the minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for the Chassahowitzka, Crystal, Homosassa and Weeki Wachee river systems.

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the District’s Governing Board approved the following motion setting MFLs for both the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa river systems at 97 percent of natural flows.

1. Accept the report entitled Recommended Minimum Flows for the Chassahowitzka River System dated July 15, 2012.

2. Initiate rulemaking and approve adoption to Rule 40D-8.041, FAC, to establish minimum flows for the Chassahowitzka River System at 97 percent of natural flows.

3. Accept the report entitled Recommended Minimum Flows for the Homosassa River System dated July 15, 2012.

4. Initiate rulemaking and approve adoption to Rule 40D-8.041, FAC, to establish minimum flows for the Homosassa River System at 97 percent of natural flows.

5. Reevaluate the MFLs for both systems in 6 years.

6. Direct staff to develop the framework for a Water Use Caution Area for Hernando and Citrus Counties, including options with associated costs, with such framework being developed with stakeholder input and being presented to the Board at its June meeting.

7. Direct staff to develop a summary of all current and future activities and funding regarding springs and rivers in this area being presented to the Board at its January meeting.

8. Authorize staff to make any necessary clarifying or minor technical changes.



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