Title: Establishment of Minimum flows on the Alafia River / Bullfog Creek
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Title: Establishment of Minimum flows on the Alafia River / Bullfog Creek
Alternate Title: Memorandum re Establishment of Minimum flows on the Alafia River / Bullfog Creek
Physical Description: 1p.
Language: English
Publication Date: June 19, 1981
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 5, Folder 12 ( SF MINIMUM FLOWS AND LEVELS, Volumes 1 and 2 ), Item 18
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00052671
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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June 19, 1981


TO: Gary Kuhl, Director, Regulatory Division

FROM: William D. Courser, Chief, Environmental Section

SUBJECT: Establishment of Minimum Flows on the Alafia River/Bullfrog Creek.

As indicated in Florida Statutes (373.042) and our rules (40D-1.601), one of
the functions of the District is to establish minimum flows and levels. We
currently have a program to set minimum levels on lakes, but have not yet
begun a program to set minimum flows on rivers and streams.

The attached reports were recently completed for the Southwest Florida Water
Management District. These reports, along with other supporting data, now
give us enough information to set minimum flows on the Alafia River and Bull-
frog Creek.

Setting minimum flows on these two surface water bodies would allow us to:

A. Begin implementation of the laws and rules requiring establishment
of minimum flows.
B. Be consistent with the proposed State Water Policy.
C. Provide information for permitting activities in the basin.
D. Protect the water resources and ecology of the river and estuary.
E. Allow us to determine harvestable quantities of water from the Alafia
F. Provide staff experience in establishing minimum flows prior to
tackling the more complex systems such as Charlotte Harbor.

It is recommended that, along with the legal staff, we:

1. Draft and adopt any rules that might be needed to set minimum flows.

2. Establish the staff recommended minimum flows.

3. Advertise and hold the necessary hearings to set the levels.


cc: 4.4-M. BTaf
B. M. Parker
W. T. Allee
J. T. Ahern
J. E. Curren
M. Penman
D. Cole

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