Title: Memorandum: Wellfield Effects on S.C. Bexley Property, Consumptive Use Permit Number 27500002
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Title: Memorandum: Wellfield Effects on S.C. Bexley Property, Consumptive Use Permit Number 27500002
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Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Memorandum: Wellfield Effects on S.C. Bexley Property, Consumptive Use Permit Number 27500002, January 8, 1979
General Note: Box 9, Folder 3 ( SF-SWF 200002/St. Pete/S. Pasco - 1978-1982 ), Item 4
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001670
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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January 8, 1971

TO: K. C. Jones, Hydrologist, Environmental Section
T. F. Rochow, Biologist, Environmental Section

THROUGH: W. D. Courser, Supervisor, Environmental Section
C. H. Miller, Director, Resource Development Division

FROM: A. Boatwright, Director, Regulatory Division A

RE: Wellfield Effects on S. C. Bexley Property, Consumptive Use
Permit Number 27500002

I have reviewed your memorandum of December 13, 1978 which has now become
a part of the file of record on Consumptive Use Permit No. 27500002 for
the City of St. Petersburg's South Pasco Mellfield. Clarification of
several points is in order for your information and for purposes of future
reference in th file.

After a rather lengthy review of this matter by Bud Holzschuh and rWself
prior to Governing board action on the above referenced permit, it be-
came apparent that nmaleoly high lekance conditions could exist oe
Mr. Bexley's property thus causing calculations of wter table decline
based on aquifer coefficients derived from South Pasco Mellfield pup test
data to be biased. That is, the declines could be somwhat greater thn
those you predicted if thl coeffii ent of leakance on the axley property
is greater than 1.3 x 10" opd/ft Because of this possibility the Goverm-
ing Board ordered the installation of a set of monitor wells, one Floriden
Aquifer and one water table to better define the possibility. Although
your calculations are well qualified by the assumption of consistent aqulfer
conditions it is important that the concern over the possibility of enema-
lous leakance be recognized not only in this case but in others you my
address in the future.

Further, your memorandum addresses land use changes on the Bexley property
as a source of water table declines. Pasture grasses may evapotranspire
more than natural vegetation thus resulting in water table declines when
natural vegetation is replaced by posture. The water table declines which
Mr. Bexley is concerned with have occurred in recent years end did not
coincide with the conversion of his acreage from natural vegetation to
improved pasture. Therefore, 17.7 inches of additional water (as indicated
on page three of your mem) is not being lost annually by ET from the
surficial aquifer now as compared to the time the wellfield commenced operations
as a result of land use changes on the Bexley property.

cc: J. B. Butler
B. R. Laseter
H. V. Aiken
Consumptive Use File
J.E. Curren
L.M. Blain

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