)REUBIN O'D. ASKEW
cc DOROTHY W. GLISSON
State of Florida Secretary of St
ROBERT L. SHEVIN
FRED O. DICKINSON, JR.
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES '"ras'M""
Commissioner of Agriculture
HARMON W. SHIELDS CROWN BUILDING / 202 BLOUNT STREET / TALLAHASSEE 32304 RALPH D. TURLINGTON
Executive Director Commissioner of Education
November 22, 1974
Colonel Emmett C. Lee
District Engineer, Jacksonville District
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Post Office Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32201
Dear Colonel Lee:
The 1972 Legislature, through the Water Resources Act of 1972 (Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes), created water management districts which include all areas
of the State. Enclosed are maps delineating the boundaries of the five dis-
tricts as they now exist and maps which will be effective as of July 1, 1975.
You will note that the new district boundaries do not correspond with the
boundaries of the federal projects involved, e.g., Four River Basins Project
and the Upper St. Johns Project.
In view of this change, perhaps it would be advantageous for a meeting to be
held between representatives of your district, of this Department, and of se-
lected water management districts, so that we may identify the federal and non-
federal problems involved. It may be necessary to initiate action to make ap-
propriate adjustments to ensure smooth transition from the existing to the new
project boundaries and responsibilities.
Mr. Charles M. Sanders, Director of our Division of Interior Resources, tele-
phone 488-7500, will be available to discuss this with you, should you have
Your advice and assistance will be appreciated.
Harmon W. Shields
cc: Southwest Florida Water Management District Honorable Don Tucker, Speaker
Northwest Florida Water Management District of the House
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District
St. Johns River Water Management District Honorable Dempsey Barron,
Suwannee River Water Management District President of the Senate
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