Title: Memo re: Control of amount of water withdrawn
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Title: Memo re: Control of amount of water withdrawn
Alternate Title: Memo re: Control of amount of water withdrawn should be an equitable percentage of the flow - the "nominally proportionate" approach.
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Dec. 8, 1972
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 1, Folder 6 ( FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT CO. - LITTLE MANATEE RIVER ), Item 31
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00050671
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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MEMORANDUM December 8, 1I/2

TO: Donald R. Feaster, Acting Executive Director

FROM: James A. Mann, Chief, Permits Department;"

RE: Diversion of Water from the Little Manatee River

The "nominally proportionate" approach to the water withdrawal as outlined in the Florida
Power & Light letter appears to be unacceptable. Control of the amount of water withdrawn
should be in the form of an equitable percentage of the flow up to the point at which it is
limited by pumping capability. The "nominally proportionate" approach would take too
much water from the low end of the hydrograph. For example when the river flow was 100,
150 and 200 cfs respectively this method of diversion would yield 45, 73 and 75% respectively
of that flow. We had recommended for these same flows diversions of about 37, 42 and 45%.

The letter did not mention pumping capacity but we assume that Florida Power & Light is
still using 150 cfs. Our calculations are based upon a pumping capacity of 200 cfs which
we would recommend as a minimum. We also assume that the present design calls for the
160% of the withdrawal necessary and we still view this as an excessive factor of safety.

The permitted "features" mentioned, namely, the limits of withdrawal not applying during
initial filling, binding recognition of reasonable use; allocation of use; temporary suspension
of the limits; automatic reissue of any permit and no further restriction, condition or action
on the part of Florida Power & Light are not viewed as being in the public interest, thus we
should not agree to granting these features.

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