How to Watch and Participate
Following the Governor's directions to reduce public gatherings and practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the public meeting for the annual update of the District's Minimum Flows and Level Priority List and Schedule will be held electronically via Microsoft Teams on August 26, 2020 from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm.
To join the meeting via Teams, please click-on or copy and past the following link in your browser and follow the instructions provided at the website: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. Alternatively you can use this URL to join the meeting https://bit.ly/39knER3. Use of Chrome browser is recommended for best compatibility with Teams.
To join the meeting by telephone only, dial 1-786-749-6127 and when prompted enter the conference ID: 765 147 391#
Additional information for this meeting is available in the agenda and from Doug Leeper at email@example.com, 1-800-423-1476 (extension 4272) (FL only) or 352-796-7211, extension 4272.
- The Southwest Florida Water Management District has scheduled a public meeting (webinar) to solicit stakeholder input on the annual update of its priority list and schedule for the establishment of minimum flows and levels.
- The priority list and schedule identifies water bodies for which the District plans to establish minimum flows and levels.
- Minimum flows and levels are rules established by the District Governing Board for surface waters and groundwater systems that represent limits beyond which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area.
- Minimum flows and levels are used in District regulatory and planning programs.
- The current 2019 priority list and schedule is posted on the District’s Minimum Flows and Levels (Environmental Flows) Documents and Reports web page at: https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/projects/mfl/documents-and-reports.
- The draft 2020 priority list and schedule will be made available at the same web page by August 25, 2020.
- Written comments on the draft 2020 priority list and schedule are welcome and should be submitted no later than September 23, 2020 to: Doug Leeper, MFLs Program Lead with the District’s Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by U.S. Mail (2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida, 34604-6899). Doug can also be reached by phone at 1-800-423-1476 or 352-796,7211, extension 4272.
Environmental Flows and Assessments Section
1-800-423-1476, ext. 4272
352-796-7211, ext. 4272