Title: Letter from SWFWMD to Dept. of Natural Resources re the proposed diversion of water from the Little Manatee River stating concerns about the request.
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Title: Letter from SWFWMD to Dept. of Natural Resources re the proposed diversion of water from the Little Manatee River stating concerns about the request.
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Ju!y i, 1972


Dr. Rc.br-t O. V mn ,

Directc,
Divisio- ocf hiere i f' o.-. ,cs
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R ": h'i '- d Div.c-s, 0n o1f Water .from Ii k: Mr. c River
by Florida i'oer o.d Light Com ipn

D. :V" D Vernon:

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f Ni :r,_, .'i Uc rcr.ing i referenced |cpo' od odise the D"p rt.cnt
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ili; ir vo'jld appec. inck,---.s .t Manate1c C ounty one indu.h es ...
the'ein should becn fi ,,, ,. works, uc-u d mon... .nt o the wcaei rc .-' cs
in the di strict."

On IMt ch 1, 1972, v'c -, .e ,- -. it ,, co f.n Alof' Riv Bo-.n
Board foi its con-.'.(,.ic-ton (a cop[y i ..s t r.- '' is ec,:i' d). T1e
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D Rol.ti 0. Vernon
July 14, 1972 PuoqC Two


However on the day prior to the n,c.ting, officiulc of Florid. P-wer and Li!t
re quested o postponcn:?t (a coy of the June 7, 1972 Governing Board Miues
is enclosed). The Governing Bcr.d d ier red oany d'.' iion until Fnloida Power
and Light voud have he opp:o' tunit to fm:Ike an official pr,.Irtotin.

On May 3, 1972, rerr-:scnttives of FPi L Co-rp-ny come to this office and presented
to us a new ptoposo! fio diversion, B-.icacly the changes wewe this:

(1) The size of the proposed plant would be reduced considerably, therefot
requiring a reduction in water use.

(2) The size of the cooling waier reservoir vas reduced from 6,000 acres to
4,003 acres.

(3) The pint of di version was moved opprori'r:.:oely 7 1/2 miles upstream
wh,.e the river r: : a "dog l eg" c tof th- District info t..a'natce County
and the bock in i; District. By .i t -ove, it was reasoned that
a permit would no loti:er be rec.'ired from thiis District. FP&L representatives
were clear to point outhowever, that it was not their intent to completely
byp-ss the District. We were later furnished with a copy of their application
to you d-,ed May 4, 1972.

Our Ala ica River Basin Board is extremely concerned about this proposed divc sion
froi'i c rc, fresh water source from its DBein and i.vc ludgelcd funds for a
cc.mprchensive woter resources study of the Basin, including aerial rnmpping of
the flood pSain. Our District Governing Board is also concerned and we believe
that L!:for action is ire.: u.on i s : .-. it, ihot all environmental aspects of t h /
pro;o:a.i should be considered. We hove ao1 cncl..s.d a copy of a letter from
the Chai r.,un of ou0r CovnCing Boc: d to the Chaoi ,:cn of the Dc:,lrrment of
lPr1,iti-rn Control in which ji ett w e ,c ';-s our ,con ,rrr cr,'r tfis ,:pco rosrni nd
iihc stringent thermal stei-d"rds of the Dcp: tment of Pollution Control which scem
to be forcing power plA.s to Icc-: inland for a source of cooling voter. Con-
sideration should be given to having a discussion of possible envii ornental aspects
of power piont location at an early meeting of the Governor's Environmental
Coordination Council.

Very truly yours,



DONALD R. FEASTER, P. E.
Director, Division of \Vc.tcr Resources

DRF:cca

CC: Joel Ku'erhberg, :.:rcutive Direcio Truc-oes of the Int-.nol! improvenetil Trust Fu1:d
Vincent D. Patto -, Eecutivo Direct", D .-.- tr:.nt of Air & Water Pollution Co:.rol
District Gov-rn in- H :d; Alof: i R; v:- B.sin ocrd; Myron Gi'Lcns, Attor.,y for Di' ic-





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