Title: SWFWMD(R) Minutes of the Meeting
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Title: SWFWMD(R) Minutes of the Meeting
Alternate Title: SWFWMD(R) Minutes of the Meeting May 10,1972 response to the request that an investigation be made of the Peace River Basin area to determine if a "water-use caution" area should be recommended
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: May 10, 1972
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 5B ( WATER SHORTAGE, VOL. I. B3F5 ), Item 96
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SWFWMD (R) Page Two

within a cone of depression in the artesian aquifer. Through these in-
vestigations, the USGS is trying to determine feasible methods of getting
excess waters into storage in the aquifer to be used for recharge purposes
when needed.

Mr. Twachtmann told the Board that in compliance with its request, an
investigation of the Peace River Basin area was made to determine if a
"water-use caution" area should be recommended. The task of making this
investigation was assigned to Mr. Holzschuh and he presented a summary
of his findings. For discussion and reference purposes, the area of
study was divided into three sections: the northern section (mostly Polk
County), central section (Hardee and DeSoto Counties) and southern section
(the portion of Charlotte County which lies within the District boundaries).
The problems which exist in the northern section are mainly water quantity
problems due to large amounts of pumping. The central section can be
through of as a "buffer zone" because at the present time, there are no
problems with water quantity nor water quality. However, this section has
potential for high demands for pumpage because of possible future citrus
development, phosphate mining, and well fields for Charlotte County. The
problem existing in the southern section of the Basin is mainly water
quality. Mr. Holzschuh presented a chart which showed the average decline
in the aquifer over the past approximately 20 years. The range of decline
was 1.05 feet per year in 1949 to 4.00 feet per year in 1971. Mr. Twacht-
mann then presented the staff recommendation as follows: "That a "water-
use caution" area be designated to include the entire Peace River Basin and
that part of the Alafia River Basin east of Highway 39". Following a question
and answer session and a full discussion, Mr. Wines put this recommendation
into the form of a motion, seconded by Mr. Bexley. The motion carried

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the
meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.



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