Minimum Flows and Levels Priority List and Schedule Annual Update Public Meeting

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 5:30 pm

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Additional Information

  • 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 or minimum water 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 2020 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 2021 priority list and schedule will be made available at the same web page by August 24, 2021.
  • Written comments on the draft 2021 priority list and schedule are welcome and should be submitted no later than September 7, 2020 to: Doug Leeper, MFLs Program Lead with the District’s Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau, via email (doug.leeper@watermaters.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.
Contact
Doug Leeper, MFLs Program Lead
Environmental Flows and Levels Section
1-800-423-1476, ext. 4272
352-796-7211, ext. 4272
Location
Southwest Florida Water Management District Tampa Office
7601 US Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33637-6759