Thursday, September 5, 2019 – 10:00 am
- The St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water Management District have scheduled a joint public meeting to solicit stakeholder input on each District’s annual update of their priority list and schedule for the establishment of minimum flows and water levels, and water reservations.
- The priority lists and schedules identify water bodies for which the District’s plan to establish minimum flows and levels, and also identifies planned water reservations.
- Minimum flows and levels are rules established for surface waters and groundwater systems by a district Governing Board that represent limits beyond which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area.
- Reservations are established by a District Governing Board as rules to set aside water from withdrawals for the protection of fish and wildlife or public health and safety.
- Minimum flows and levels are used in District regulatory and planning programs.
- The joint public meeting is being held to discuss each District’s priority list and schedule with a focus on prioritized water bodies in the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Planning Area. The CFWI Planning Area includes Polk, Orange, Osceola, Seminole counties and the southern portion of Lake County, and is a region of the state where the boundaries of three water management districts – the St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District, and Southwest Florida Water Management District – abut. These three water management districts are working collaboratively with other agencies and stakeholders to implement consistent water resource planning, water supply development, and water management to address increasing demands on water resources and sustainable groundwater-withdrawal limits.
- Written comments on the draft 2019 (2019-2020) priority list and schedule of the Southwest Florida Water Management District are welcome and should be submitted no later than October 1, 2019 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, extension 4272.
- The current 2018 (2018-2019) priority list and schedule for the Southwest Florida Water Management District 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 2019 (2019-2020) priority list and schedule of the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be made available at the same web page on 8/27/2019.
South Florida Water Management District St. Cloud Field Station (Large Conference Room)
3800 Old Canoe Creek Road
St. Cloud, FL 34769
St. Cloud, FL 34769
Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI)
09/05/2019 - 10:00 / 3800 Old Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud