Title: Surface Water Improvement and Management
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Title: Surface Water Improvement and Management
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Surface Water Improvement and Management
General Note: Box 7, Folder 3 ( Vail Conference 1988 - 1988 ), Item 24
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00000853
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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Legislation adopted to address surface water degradation in
Florida.

Requires water management districts to design plans and
implement programs for improvement and management of
surface waters.

Promotes statewide research into causes and effects of
water pollution and loss of natural systems.




Priority Lists

-Based on need for protection/restoration
*Criteria established by DER
*Water management districts will consider and give priority to:
SFWMD Lake Okeechobee, Biscayne Bay, Indian River Lagoon System
SJRWMD Lake Apopka, Lower St. John's River, Indian River Lagoon System
SWFWMD Tampa Bay ad its tributaries
*Lists due to DER by March 1, 1988
*Priorities approved by DER


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Surface Water Improvement and Management Plans
*Based on priority lists
*Developed in cooperation with DER, FG&FWFC, DNR and local
governments
*Include activity schedules
-Reviewed and updated annually
*Workshops/public hearings held in vicinity of water body


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Governing Boards Encouraged to Appoint Advisory Councils.

These should include:
FG&FWFC
.DNR
*DACS
-Federal agencies
-Existing advisory councils
-Public who use water body

"Agency on Bay Management" Advisory Council for Tampa Bay


Non-Lapsing SWIM Trust Fund

*FY '88 total $15.5 million
-Approved programs funded 80%/20% (State/WMD)
-Funding proposals submitted to DER by September of
each fiscal year
*No water management district can utilize over 30% of
monies in trust fund


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Taxing Ratios Changed
*From .3/.7 mills (District/Basins)
*To .4/.6 mills (District/Basins)

$500,000 Available for Prioritization in FY 88

Tampa Bay and Tributaries Identified as SWFWMD
Priority
*$2 million identified from trust fund
*$500,000 SWFWMD match
-Up to $850,000 for water quality assessment/data
compilation
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CONSIDERATION OF THOSE WATER BODIES:
OF REGIONAL OR STATEWIDE SIGNIFICANCE;
IN NEED OF RESTORATION OR CONSERVATION: AND
DEVELOPED IN COOPERATION WITH DER, DNR & FG&FWFC.

BASED ON ESTABLISHED DER CRITERIA.

SUBMITTED TO DER BY MARCH 1,1988.

REVIEWED, UPDATED AND SUBMITTED TO DER ANNUALLY.


DECEMBER-SWIM PRIORITY LIST DEVELOPMENT
DRAFT PRIORITY LIST AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
PRESENTED TO GOVERNING BOARD

JANUARY- REFINE PROPOSED SWIM PRIORITY LIST
HOLD PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
RANK PRIORITIES FOR FY '88 AND FY '89
PRESENT UPDATED DRAFT PRIORITY LIST AND PROPOSED
RANKING TO GOVERNING BOARD FOR REVIEW

FEBRUARY- FINALIZE BACK UP TECHNICAL DATA FOR SWIM PRIORITY LIST
IF NECESSARY, HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
FINALIZE PRIORITY UST
RECOMMEND RANKED PRIORITY LIST TO GOVERNING BOARD
FOR ADOPTION

MARCH- SUBMIT SWIM PRIORITY LIST TO DER FOR APPROVAL

APRIL- DER ACCEPTANCE OF PRIORITY LIST
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SOLICITED INPUT FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT, STATE AGENCIES AND PUBLIC.
OVER 40 RESPONSES
WORKING LIST OF 65 WATER BODIES
LIMITED ADDITIONAL DATA SUBMITTED

AD HOC COMMITTEE FORMED (DER, DNR, FG&FWFC & SWFWMD).
ASSIGNED DATA GATHERING RESPONSIBILITIES
DEVELOPED AN EVALUATION/RANKING SYSTEM
EVALUATED WATER BODIES
DEVELOPED PROPOSED PRIORITY LIST


DEGREE TO WHICH WATER QUALITY STANDARDS ARE VIOLATED.

NATURE AND EXTENT OF CONDITIONS ADVERSELY IMPACTING WATER
BODY.

THREATS TO WATER SUPPLIES (AG/URBAN) AND RECREATIONAL
OPPORTUNITIES.

THREATS TO OR NEED FOR LONGTERM PROTECTION OF WATER
BODIES IN GOOD CONDITION.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANS, ORDINANCES AND POLICIES
CONSISTENCY WITH DISTRICT RESTORATION EFFORTS.

FEASIBILITY OF MONITORING SUCCESS.

ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENTAL FEASIBILITY OF ACCOMPLISHING
RESTORATION OR CONSERVATION.


SWIM PRIORITY LIST
RESTORATION
CONSERVATION/PRESERVATION

ONGOING DISTRICT/AGENCY PROGRAMS

PROPOSED PROJECTS OF LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE

DEFERRED FROM CONSIDERATION

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