Title: CUP Application #7500004, and #7500003
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Title: CUP Application #7500004, and #7500003
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Letter CUP Application #7500004, and #7500003 To: Jay T. Ahern, Staff Attorney From: T.D. Vandell, Hydrogeologist, Regulatory Division February 16, 1976
General Note: Box 9, Folder 5 ( SF-SWF 200003/WCR/St. Pete/Section 21 Volume I - 1976-92 ), Item 48
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001727
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Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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February 16, 1976

MEMORANDUM


TO: JAY T. AHERN, Staff Attorney

THROUGH: J. B. BUTLER, Director, Department of RD&R
J. A. MANN, Director, Regulatory Division

FROM: T. D. VANDELL, Hydrogeologist, Regulatory Division 7?o/

RE: CUP Application #7500004, and #7500003

I. Summary:

The City of St. Petersburg has requested the following withdrawals
from the Cosme and Section 21 Well Fields:

Average Annual Withdrawal Maximum Daily

Cosme Odessa 19 mgd 22 mgd
Section 21 18 mgd 22 mgd

TheCUP for the Cosme-Odessa Well Field is to be considered as a permit
modification, where the average annual withdrawal is to be increased
from 9 mgd (presently permitted) to 19 mgd; the additional 10 mgd being
considered a new use. The Section 21 Well Field application is for an
existing use of 9 mgd and a new use of 9 mgd. These pumpages will not
be utilized as the regulatory tools in regulating withdrawals; maintenance
of regulatory levels will be utilized as the regulatory tools in regulating
withdrawals.

II. Rules and Regulations Addressed:

The applications have been reviewed in the light of 16J-2.11 Nos. 2 through 4.

The following provisions are in violation:

3. The amount of water consumptively used does exceed the water crop
of lands owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the applicant.

(a) In the Cosme Odessa Well Field the available water crop is
632,200 gpd; the permit request for 19 mgd is in excess of
the water crop by 2906%.

(b) In the Section 21 Well Field the available water crop is 675,000
gpd; the permit request for 18 mgd is in excess of the water crop
by 2567%.

These excesses are based on the requested average annual withdrawals from
the well fields. Because the regulatory levels will be the limiting factors
on well field withdrawals, the average annual withdrawal could not reach







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these requested withdrawal figures, unless it was an extremely wet
year. Based on pumpages from the 1974, 1975 water years, an approximate
maximum average daily withdrawal from each field, regulating with
regulatory levels only and no pumpage cap, could have been:
1974 and 1975 water years


Avg. Withdrawal + Available Maximum Daily % Increase
Additional Q Avg. (mgd) over present
12 mgd cap


Cosme
Section 21


9.46
9.04


3.34
3.13


12.80
12.17


6.6%
1.4%


Past problems in the area have been partly due to declines in the
potentiometric surface in the region, due to pumpage. Regulatory levels
have been designed to eliminate future declines, therefore, regulatory
levels will directly serve in limiting water level declines and indirectly
affect the pumpage from the well fields. Regulatory levels have been
established according to the District's Rules and Regulations, 16J-0.15(5).
The data collected indicates that these levels are doing an adequate job
of protecting the water resources of the area.


4(b) Will cause the level of the potentiometric surface
controlled by the applicant to be lowered more than 5'.
The maximum drawdown at this property boundary, pumping
In thifCosme Odessa Well Field the maximum drawdown at
at 19 mgd is 14.4'.


under lands
In Section
at 18 mgd is
the property


not
21.
13.3'.
boundary,


III. Objections Received:


Twelve (12) objections have been received to date. Most of these objections
were based on effects caused prior to regulation. Under present regulatory
levels Staff feels those objections are no longer valid.










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IV. Staff Recommendation:

Grant the CUP for the Cosme Odessa Well Field, with the following
stipulations:

1. Withdrawals shall be regulated by regulatory wells in the manner
described in 75-11R with the following sections deleted:

a. Provision 3d (providing for a pumpage cap).

b. That part of provision 3C allowing the applicant to
withdraw quantities of water which would cause the
cumulative weekly average to drop below the regulatory
level for the first six weeks of each production year.

2. That the permit expire December 31, 1980.

3. Well E-100 be modified (or replaced) to serve as a chloride
monitoring well. Specifications for such modification (or
replacement) shall be approved by Staff prior to construction.
Specifications must be submitted to the District at least 30 days
following the granting of this CUP.

V. Staff Recommendation:

Grant the CUP for the Section 21 Well Field with the following stipulations:

1. Withdrawals shall be regulated by regulatory wells in the manner
described in 74-11R with the following sections deleted:

a. Provision 3d (providing for a pumpage cap).

b. That part of provision 3C allowing the applicant to withdraw
quantities of water which would cause the cumulative weekly
average to drop below the regulatory level for the first six
weeks of each production year.

2. That the permit expire December 31, 1980.


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