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within floodplains and wetlands in order to prevent detrimental
impacts on normal flood flows and levels and which provide for
the protection of public health and safety.
b. Encouragement and assistance should be provided in the assessment
of non-structural solutions to flooding, soil erosion and drainage
6. Environmental Protection, Recreation and Navigation
a. Water resources will be managed in a manner that will minimize
the overall adverse environmental effects.
b. Water will be reserved for essential non-withdrawal demands
such as navigation, recreation and the maintenance of natural systems.
c. The need for water production will be balanced with the need for
environmental conservation in the best interest of the public.
d. The multiple use of all public lands shall be encouraged consistent
with their original purpose.
7. Health, Safety and General Welfare
a. The resource shall be managed in order to ensure a safe, sustained
b. An appropriate Flood Operations Plan shall be provided in concert
with local emergency disaster preparedness.
c. An enforceable Water Shortage Plan shall be provided as part of
the regulatory effort.
d. The interconnection of all appropriate water supply systems shall
8. Interagency Coordination and Public Relations
a. Water management programs should be coordinated with all other
levels of government to provide for comprehensive growth planning.
b. There should be an active public awareness effort as part of
water management programs especially in the area of floodplain
and wetland protection, water conservation, water demand, water
availability and environmental needs.
9. Legal and Administrative
a. The administrative responsibilities for water management programs
such as water quantity, water quality, deep well injection, water
conservation, environmental advocacy and water supply should be identified.
cc: L. M. Blain, G. W. Kuhl, B. Parker, J.T. Ahern, N.P.Stoker, W. T. Allee
August 7, 1980
TO: DONALD R. FEASTER, Executive Director
FROM: JOHN R. WEHLE, Interagency Coordinator ....
RE: First cut-State Water Policy
1. Management of Water and Related Land Resources
a. Water management should be coordinated with local land use plans
b. Technical assistance should be provided to incorporate water
management goals into land use plans and activities.
c. The development of water management plans and regulations should
be based on hydrologic units.
2. Water development, use and conservation
a. The water resourceshould be developed based upon safe sustained
b. The best use of water for the type of water available should be
c. The efficient use of the water resource will be required (includes
conservation and reuse).
d. All regions should utilize local water resource5to the greatest
degree that is economically and environmentally feasible before
considering and transfer of more distant water resources.
3. Management and Regulation of water projects
a. As much non-structural water management as possible should be
4. Management and Storage of Surface Water .
a. The preservation and use of natural water/storage areas (lakes,
streams, wetlands) should be encouraged'father than their structural
b. The management of surface water runoff should be provided in order
to prevent excessive drainage.
5. Flood Protection, Soil Erosion, and Drainage
a. Encouragement and assistance should be provided in the development
of land use regulations which discourage inappropriate development
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R(.-NAL: B. .' .L L Ic easLr. Wauchula DONALD R. FEASTER, Executive Director
August 7, 1980
Mr. Chuck Littlejohn, Chief of
Bureau of Water Resource Mgmt.
Dept. of Environmental Regulation
Twin Towers Office Bldg.
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Attached is our first cut effort at general State Water Policy.
Due to its preliminary nature, there has been no action by our
Governing Board and therefore, has no formal status. I look
forward to receiving copies of your efforts and those of the other
water management districts. Also, let me know of the details
on the August 21 and 22 meeting.
S/'JOHN R. WEHLE,