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.


Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Establishing Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link: 

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Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Establishing Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:

https://bit.ly/3robFMG


Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Establishing Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link: 

https://bit.ly/3E83aum


Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Establishing Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:

https://bit.ly/3EbygBh


Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Establishing Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link: 

https://bit.ly/3M2CAW9


Public Workshop - Recommended Minimum Flows for Lower Shell Creek

  • A public meeting to discuss and solicit comment on recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek will be held electronically via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 5:30 pm.
  • To join the meeting (Conference ID 976 694 684#) via Teams, please click-on or copy and paste the following link into your browser and follow the instructions provided at the website: Click here to join the meeting

    Additional Information

    • The Southwest Florida Water Management District has scheduled a public meeting (webinar) to solicit stakeholder input on recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek.
    • Minimum flows are limits beyond which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area.
    • Minimum flows are established as rules by the District Governing Board and used in regulatory and planning programs.
    • Recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek were summarized in a draft report that also addressed reevaluated minimum flows for the Lower Peace River and was presented to the District Governing Board and made available on the District web site in March 2020.
    • Independent, scientific peer review of the report was conducted from March through June 2020.
    • An updated version of the draft minimum flows report was posted on the District web site in November 2021 and the District Governing Board approved the minimum flows recommended for the Lower Peace River in December 2020. The approved minimum flows for the Lower Peace River were adopted into District rules in March 2021 and became effective in April 2021.
    • A newer, updated version of the report will be posted to the District web site prior to the November 3, 2021, public workshop on recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek.
    • A Lower Peace River/Lower Shell Creek web page that includes links to the draft minimum flows report, a web forum used for the independent, scientific peer review of the minimum flows, and other relevant information is available on the District web site at https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/projects/mfls/lower-peace-river/lower-shell-creek.
    • All public comment on the minimum flows received prior to, during and after the workshop will be summarized for consideration by the Governing Board.
      • Written comments on the recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek are welcome and should be submitted no later than November 24, 2021 to: Doug Leeper, MFLs Program Lead with the District’s Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau, via email (doug.leeper@watermatters.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.
    • District staff anticipate seeking Governing Board approval for initiation of rulemaking for the recommended minimum flows for Lower Shell Creek at the Board meeting scheduled for 12/15/2021.

 


Little Manatee - Peer Review Panel Meeting

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:  https://bit.ly/2UDHzre


Little Manatee - Peer Review Panel Meeting

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:  https://bit.ly/385Dxel


Little Manatee - Peer Review Panel Meeting

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:  https://bit.ly/3B4GFUq.


Little Manatee - Kick-Off Meeting for the Peer Review Panel

This meeting will be held via Teams.  To join the meeting remotely, use the following link:  https://bit.ly/3jfLhRD.