MFLs Public Meetings

Information on upcoming and recent public meetings on the District's Minimum Flows and Levels Program will be consolidated on this page.


Public Meeting on the Annual Update of the Southwest Florida Water Management District Minimum Flows and Levels and Priority List and Schedule

Southwest Florida Water Management District
Tampa Service Office (Governing Board Room)

Additional Information

  • The Southwest Florida Water Management District has scheduled a public meeting to solicit stakeholder input on the annual update of the 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 and also identifies planned water reservations.
  • Minimum flows and levels are limits set by the District Governing Board for surface waters and groundwater systems that are intended to prevent significant harm to the water resources or ecology of the area that may be caused by water withdrawals.
  • Reservations set aside water from withdrawals for the protection of fish and wildlife or public health and safety.
  • Written comments on the draft Priority List and Schedule are welcome and may be submitted no later than October 1, 2018 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, extension 4272.
  • The current 2017-2018 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/MFLreports.
  • The draft 2018-2019 Priority List and Schedule will be made available at the same web page on August 28 or 29, 2018.


Lakes Allen, Virginia, and Harvey Minimum and Guidance Levels Public Workshop

A draft report on the proposed levels for Lakes Allen, Virginia, and Harvey will be available on the website before the meeting. Comments received during and subsequent to the workshop will be summarized for consideration by the Governing Board. Staff anticipate seeking Board approval for rulemaking concerning the proposed levels at the August 28, 2018 Board meeting.


Lakes Dosson and Sunshine Minimum and Guidance Levels Public Workshop

A draft report entitled "Revised Minimum and Guidance Levels Based on Reevaluation of Levels Adopted for Lakes Dosson and Sunshine in Hillsborough County, Florida" will be available on the website before the meeting. Comments received during and after the workshop will be summarized for consideration by the Governing Board. Staff anticipate seeking Board approval for rulemaking concerning the proposed levels at the June 26, 2018 Board meeting.


Withlacoochee River Minimum Flows Kickoff Meeting

The meeting will start with an open house until 5:45 p.m. when a panel of experts will lead a presentation and discussion. The open house will continue after the presentation until 7 p.m.


Withlacoochee River Minimum Flows Kickoff Meeting

The meeting will start with an open house until 5:45 p.m. when a panel of experts will lead a presentation and discussion. The open house will continue after the presentation until 7 p.m.


Withlacoochee River Minimum Flows Kickoff Meeting

The meeting will start with an open house until 5:45 p.m. when a panel of experts will lead a presentation and discussion. The open house will continue after the presentation until 7 p.m.


Lake Damon Minimum and Guidance Levels Public Workshop

A draft report on the proposed levels for Lake Damon will be available on the website before the meeting. Comments received during and subsequent to the workshop will be summarized for consideration by the Governing Board. Staff anticipates seeking Board approval for rulemaking concerning the proposed levels at the February 27, 2018 Board meeting.


Lake Alice Minimum and Guidance Levels Public Workshop

An updated draft report on the proposed levels for Lake Alice will be available before the meeting and will replace the levels reported in Northern Tampa Bay Minimum Flows & Levels White Papers currently posted on the District's Minimum Flows and Levels Documents and Reports web page. Comments received during and subsequent to the workshop will be summarized for consideration by the Governing Board. Staff anticipate seeking Board approval for rulemaking concerning the proposed levels at the December 12, 2017 Board meeting