THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT '
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REGULATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE c__ .
WORKS OF THE DISTRICT-
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357-1.01 Explanation of the Permit System -:
357-1.02 Legal Basis for Issuance of Permits ^ ,.:r ..
357-1.03 The Works of the District .C :i-! c
357-1.04 Permit Application Procedure -- r
357-1.05 Preparation of Drawing or Sketch
357-1. 01 Explanation of the Permit System --
(1) The Southwest Florida Water Management District owns, maintains, or has
accepted responsibility for certain canals, water control structures, rights-of-way,
lakes, streams, and other works which are specifically named in this rule.
*"1 (2) The protection of existing works from actions which would impair their ability
to accomplish the purpose for which they were intended, and the protection of
other works for which planning is under way is the responsibility of this District.
(3) These regulations establish procedures to be followed by those who find it
necessary to connect to, withdraw water from, discharge water into, place
construction within or across, or otherwise make use of the works of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
(4) State Laws prohibit such work unless approved by the Governing Board of
the District. This approval is usually granted in the form of a permit.
(5) The Permit does not convey any property rights or privileges other than those
-^ specified in the Permit; it does not authorize any injury to private property or
invasion of private rights nor does it waive the governing requirements of any
other agency or authority. It simply expresses the assent of the Southwest
Florida Water Management District insofar as concerns the public's interest
and protection under the Flood Control Law.
General Authority 378 FS; Law Implemented 378.01 (1) (2) (3); 378.151; 378. 16 (1)(2);h ,'
378.17 (1) (2)
:: 357-1.02 Legal Basis for the Issuance of Permits -- ,.
(1) Chapter 61-691, Laws of Florida, created the Southwest Florida Water "
i Management District July 1, 1961, to effect the provisions of Chapter 378, ,
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:: ::(2) Chapter 378, Florida Statutes, (Florida Flood Control), contains provisions
in Chapter 378, 01 (1) (2) (3) (4), Chapter 378. 151, Chapter 378. 16 (1) (2), and r:".
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Chapter 378. 17 (1) (2)..
General Authority 61-691 LF; 378 FS
(3) The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
has committed itself in writing to the Secretary of the Army to perform the
requirements of local cooperation under the project, "Four River Basins, Florida"
(I. D. 585, 87th Congress, 2nd Session). Among these requirements is the
"In the case of all canals, reservoir outlets, floodways, and natural streams on
which upstream project works are provided, the necessary floodway should be
preserved or the rights thereon secured to permit discharges which would not
cause significant damages under present conditions of development. "
General Authority 378 FS; Law Implemented 378.01 (1); 378.07
357-1.03 The Works of the District --
The following were declared to be "The Works of the District" by the Governing
Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District in their Resolution
No. 63, dated October 9, 1963; and subsequent motions of January 16, 1964:
(1) The Hillsborough River and its natural floodway and the following tributaries:
Cypress Creek, Blackwater Creek, Palm River, Six Mile Creek, Thonotogassa
(2) The Oklawaha River and its natural floodway and the following listed
connecting works of the Oklawaha Basin: Lake Apopka, Apopka-Beauclair Canal,
Dora Canal, Haines Creek, Dead River. (Note: Permit Applications submitted
for improvements in the Oklawaha River Basin within Lake County should be
1"^ submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management District through the
Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control Authority, Eustis;
Florida, until October 1, 1964. Permit applications submitted for improvements
in the Oklawaha River Basin within Orange County should be submitted to the
Southwest Florida Water Management District through the Lake Apopka Recrea- :: :
tion and Water Conservation and Control Authority, c/o County Engineer, Orange :
County, Orlando, Florida, until October 1, 1964.) ( I .
(3) The Withlacoochee River and its natural floodway, the Orange State Canal,
Lake Tsala-Apopka, the connecting channels and controls of the Lake Tsala-
Apopka system, Jumper Creek, the Little Withlacoochee River, and Lake Pana-
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(4) The Peace River and its natural floodway, outlet channels and control structures
S of Lake Hamilton, Lake Henry, Lake Hancock, and the Peace Creek Canal.. ".
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(5) The authorized Green Swamp Reservoirs, connecting channels, control
structures, and discharge channels below reservoirs. (Note: The land areas
required for the three reservoirs must be protected against encroachment by
private or public works to insure proper functioning of the "Four River Basins,
(6) The Ancote River
(7) The Lake Tarpon Outlet Canal
(8) Old Tampa Bay north of Courtney Campbell Causeway and all tributary
streams and channels discharging therein.
General Authority 378 FS; Law Implemented 378.01 (1); 378.07; 378.16 (1) (2)
357-1.04 Permit Application Procedure --
(1) If the construction or use planned connects to, draws water from, drains water
into, or is to be placed in or across the works hereinbefore described, it will be
necessary to obtain clearance from the Southwest Florida Water Management
District before the start of construction, to insure that the construction is not
detrimental to the operation or maintenance of works existing or planned, and
that the construction will not become a public liability in the future.
(2) An "Application for Permit", in quadruplicate, is attached to this rule.
Additional forms can be obtained from the Southwest Florida Water Management
District, P. O. Box 216, Brooksville, Florida, by calling in person, by letter,
or by telephone.
(3) The application form, upon approval and signature by the authorized officer
of the District, will be given a serial number and will constitute the official
permit. One copy will be returned to the applicant, one furnished the Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville, District, and one retained in the Southwest Florida
Water Management District Office in Brooksville.
(4) There is no fee charged for the issuance of the application or the permit.
General Authority 378 FS; Law Implemented 378.01 (3); 378. 151; 378.17 (1)
357-1.05 Preparation of the Drawing or Sketch --
(1) Drawings are to be submitted on letter size (8-1/2" x 11,) paper, or a size
that can be folded to 8-1/2" x 11", such as i1" x 17." or 17" x 22" Three copies "
of the drawing must be provided. If 8-1/2" x 11" size, one must be of black line ,
type capable of being photocopied. If larger than 8-1/2" x 11" drawings are used,
, one must be the original drawing or a reproducible.
(2) Drawings should be to scale or properly and adequately dimensioned. To be
acceptable, a drawing or sketch will show a location plan and a ..os section or
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Sii (3)i The location plan should locate the installation or construction by referencing '
".'it to a section line, a road or some obvious and permanent landmark,
. (4) The plan and cross section or elevation should clearly portray the construction ::
in its relationship to the channel and/or right-of-way. Certain elevations must be .
designated to facilitate processing of the application. These are" Canal bottom i
Elevation, water surface elevation and ground elevation expressed in mean sea level
(m. s.lo). The elevation of the low member of a bridge span must be shown. For
overhead wire crossings and in the case of water or gas lines, low member
elevation must also be indicated on the drawing.
General Authority 378 FS; Law Implemented 378. 151; 378,.17 (1)
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