Title: Letter re: Requirement of Fla. Stat. 373
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Title: Letter re: Requirement of Fla. Stat. 373
Alternate Title: Letter re: Requirement of Fla. Stat. 373 that the Dept. of Natural Resources compute the "average minimum flow" of streams in the determination of maximum quantities of water that may be diverted from a stream.
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar. 3, 1972
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 1, Folder 6 ( FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT CO. - LITTLE MANATEE RIVER ), Item 54
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Dear Mr. Twachtmann M












I acknowledge the receipt of your letter February 2, 1972, in
which you bring to the attention of the Department of Natural
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Resources that Florida Statutes 373 requires:

"The Department to compute the 'average minimum
flow', of streams to assist in the determination
of maximum quantities of water that may be diverted
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We have asked that the U. S. Geological Survey provide us
with the computations and figures relative to the average
minimum flow on the Little Manatee River for their station
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which they have operated for a number of years at Wimauma.
Since the definition of average minimum flow provides that
the computations are to be based on the past 20 years of
records, the U. S. Geological Survey used provisional records
for 1971. Flows during 1970 and 1971 were low and therefore
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affExecutive Director the "low five" average for some months.

















There is attached a copy of the U. S. Geological Survey com-
putation form which includes the average minimum flow for
Maeach month. The discharge has been rounded to the nearest

















unit of cubic feet per second rather than giving it to hundreds
Mr. Dalof cubic feet per second. You are aware, of course, that
Exthe addition of the 1970 and 1971 low flow records make signi-or















ficant differences in the averages for some months. Also, it
a Southweriod greater than 20 years is used, the average figure
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for some months will be less because extremely low natural
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f ows have occurred prior to the last 20 years.tment of Natural
Resources that Florida Statutes 373 requires:

"The Department to compute the 'average minimum
flow', of streams to assist in the determination
of maximum quantities of water that may be diverted
from the stream."

We have asked that the U. S. Geological Survey provide us
with the computations and figures relative to the average






















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minimum flow on the Little Manatee River for their station
; which they have operated for a number of years at Wimauma.
J Since the definition of average minimum flow provides that
; the computations are to be based on the past 20 years of
-r rcor rr!ds, the U. T S. Gel-nInTiongIcal r ,; r,- ii Surve use p-rovisionnal; -rcionrds-












Mr. Dale Twachtmann
Page Two
March 2, 1972



However, in spite of the limitations, it would appear that.,
the average minimum flow is reasonable and therefore, any
releases of water over and above the average minimum flow
can be authorized by the Department of Natural Resources.
However, since Manatee County is not in the Southwest Florida
Water Management District, it would appear inconsistent that
Manatee County and industries located therein should benefit
from works, structures, and management of the water resources
in the district.
Sincerely,



Rolph dges
Exe utive Director

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