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TELEPHONE 813 682-1111 P. 0. BOX 89 LAKELAND. F ORID, 38
January 3, 1978
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Mr. E. D. Vergara, Director
Department of Interagency Coordination CC. ~
Southwest Florida Water Management District
5060 U. S. Highway 41, South m
Brooksville, Florida 33512 )
Dear Sonny: Jr-- .541.9
I app eciated the chance to talk with you concerning -
Ridge Basin rationale. By the time you receive this, >'
I trust I have had a chance to talk with Mr. McAteer )
concerning our position. '/
It would be our current intentions to request a further /.,
dela in considering the Ridge Basin concept until we
ave a firm handle on exactly how the legislation
expanding the Ridge area will go.
I am very optimistic about this legislation being
carried through successfully and I think its success-
ful culmination would substantially enhance an informed
discussion of the benefits or undesirable attributes
associated with establishing a separate basin on the
However, I think it is quite possible that you and I
can discuss our thinking and go into some of the budget-
ary considerations even though we are not at that point
in time certain of how the legislation will go.
I will be notifying Don Feaster officially concerning our
request for further delay.
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
J. T. Griffiths
j ^- Director