Title: Water Crop Concept Exerpt
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Title: Water Crop Concept Exerpt
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Water Crop Concept Exerpt, October 31, 1978
General Note: Box 10, Folder 6 ( SF Water Crop - 1978-1979 ), Item 9
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002180
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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I woo ftWN tt wt er rw OWpmet which is a
priTmy e-msWtlr en toe lvettti e of consumptive use permit appli-
cations. Using visual aids, he discussed the Floridan Aquifer, the
hydrologic cycle, and the method for calculating water budgets. He said
a basic promise of the water crop concept is that approximately 1,000
gallons of water per day per acre are available for n's use. He said
Sa problem arises whe an application is received for a significant new
CO use near a major existing use such as a well field, especially if the
S" we11 field Is regulated by regulatory levels and is pumping in excess of
Sits vwter crop. Mr. llain comented that it is a legal problem deciding
o which user to cut back and by what quantity when there are competing
major users in an area. Chairman McAteer stated it has been his under-
standing that when a well field is regulated by regulatory levels and
-there is another applicant for a "reasonable and beneficial" use in the
S" sam areas, the well field may be required to reduce its withdrawals. He
; said in this way regulatory levels are meant to protect a local area's
Seeds. Mr. Martinez said he agrees with this approach and feels strongly
; that a local area's right to a reasonable use of the water resource
should not be preempted by a neighboring political subdivision. Mr.
blain and Ms. Boatwright commented that the real difficult problem the
Board will have to address in the future is a procedure for cutting back
competing users when both are regulated by regulatory levels.




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