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PROGRAM AUDIT

During FY76-7, a program audit of water management districts
was conducted by the Department of Environmental Regulation.
The purpose of this audit was to objectively and systematically
determine the extent to which the provisions of Chapter 373,
F.S., have been implemented statewide.

This package includes a brief narrative on the audit program, and
more detailed summary-matrix prepared by the Department.



Each water management district was requested in June of 1976
to conduct an internal audit according to guidelines established
by the Department. The duties and responsibilities assigned
directly to water management districts in Chapter 373, F.S.,
are as' follows:


373.044
373.047
373.083
373.084

373.085
373.086
373.087

373.089
373.093
373.106

373.113
373.171
373.175
373.1961
373."503
373.509
373.513
373.516
373.533
373.546
373.556
373.559
373.563


Rules and regulations, enforcement
Cooperation between districts
General powers and duties of the governing board
District works, operation by other governmental
agencies
Use of works by other districts
Providing for district works
District works using aquifer for storage and
supply
Sale of Lands
Lease of lands or interest in land
Permit required for construction involving under-
ground formation
Adoption of regulations by the governing board
Rules and regulations
Declaration of a water shortage
Water production
Manner of taxation
To pay cost of works
Determination of benefits
Benefits to rights-of-way
Readjustment of benefits
Units areas
Investment of funds
May borrow money temporarily
Bonds


Additional duties and responsibilities were delegated by the
Governor and Cabinet on July 25, 1974. These delegated respon-
sibilities included the general provisions of Section 373.103,
F.S., as well as the specific authorization to "administer and








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enforce all provisions of this chapter, including the permit
systems established in parts II,III, and IV of this chapter"
with the following exceptions:


373.023 Scope and application
373.6B, Bgenera~powers and duties of the department
373A029 Southeabt river basins resources advisory board
373.043 Adoption and enforcement of regulations by the
department
373.069; Creation of water management districts
373.191 County water conservation projects
373.309 Authority to adopt rules, regulations, and
procedures
373.323 Licenses
373.326 Exemptions,
373.329 Fees
373.495 Water resources development account
373.498 Disbursements- from after resources development


373.501

373.589


account
Appropriation of funds to water management
districts
Audit by audit6orgeneral


Department quide1ines required that each District state district
objectives, budgetary commitments, financial or technical
limitations, priorities atd progress to date in fulfilling
the statutory requirements of each paragraph previously listed.

All district audits were completed by August, 1976. A summary
of significant program-audit results, by WMD, is as shown in
Table I.


A program audit report will b-e prepared for limited distribution
which will contain the material in this package plus a short
narrative on important findings. Each water management district
will be given opportunity to review and comment on audit results
prior to final printing and distribution.


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RE~aXlM sHeD S-WIM) NMD S MUN VER RI ST. Ja BS
Pemnit Application The district is currently The district presently Schdule of fees adopted A schedule of fees as been sfo processing
Fees Ch. 373.109 F.S. evaluating the permitting charges a flat ra e for for construction of Water in effect ic 1/1/76. water well permits, pana
process in order to best permit applications. wells and artificial re- Possible additions would be ment and storage of sarf
determine how to apply charge facilities. Fees o -mr ~ ptive use P i water permits, and permit
permit fees. anticipated for onMURP- for utilizingc works of t.
tiv use and surface water district have been adopt
a~agnsxnt and storage. along with the respective,
rule.



Surface Water Pennits The district has a permit- h district has aF-pr- Draft rule developd Not addressed Chapter 161-4, Man-
Ch. 373.116, .409, ting program and is cover- mitting program and but subject to ~onsi- agent ard Stor-
.413, .416, .423, .429 ed under district rule is coard under dis- erable mdificaticn. age of Surface
.426, .433, .436, .439, 16K-4. trict rule 16J-4. A -Hav proaided taiical iae has been a
FP.. total of 205Bplr-i assistance.opted. ill
ndts have been is- pl ad in the
,sYM alCshl and u!Fer
basin transfer area
only on 1/1/77.

Enforcanent Ihe district has an en- She district has an No Coders or magenoy l addressedof adni-
Ch. 373.119, .126, foreent program that enfatforn t program orders I e S by Board trae a i nt
,l29, .133, .136, tdak tjdn a neoes- that takes action as NuM ous B-si-juic- pocedur are in
.S. aary. theareae been nemossary. ial hbears hld oan- dSe l e pross.
5 sets far enoront earning p dseit is- No ourt.aotion has
actin and 42 orders to suane. o c-t ac- been neoessay to
inplannt provision tions required. MD date.
of Ch. 373. judicial review of Brd.
actions.
tter Shortages This requirement is his requirement is No water aortage de- District is in data col- Rules and procedures
Ch. 373.175, inceporated in dis- incorporated in Dis- dared by Board. Plan election phase at this time regarding water
.246, F.S. trict rules as Ch. 16K trict WRle Ch. 163- will be developed as to have criteria for de- sortages )ave been
-2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, part of water use fining tater shortage. adopted along with
30.06, 30.07, 30.09. 2.23, and 2.24. plan. Cnmaptive use and avail- 16I-2, Pemitting
To date 3 aargency ability must first be es- the uses of Mater.
orders have been tablished. No such shortage
issued. has been declared
to date.


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Regulatory M SW-WC NUW SUPINE RIVIR ST. JamN @
Regulation of Wells The district has no regula- The district regulates wells District persnel contact chapter 161-3
Ch. 373.209, .313, tica for this section. under rule Ch. 16&-3. Tma die- ,anar of knomi abaIdIcanh afterr WallU ac
.319, jo. trict licenses individual. flaming. lls amd infaorm structian has
drillers in its program and then of povisions of bsnt ad
has issued 62,112 well permits Section 209. Inspection of Milfl 6eI mBi-
fromn 1970 to 1975. wells is covered in well 'm nitadf tim
rule. fn C then




logging pro-
gram are in
S. :. .progress.
Establishment of Maintains water lrals Ihe district has an exten- Pogtm has not been initi- Not addressed PaiCi 1Y
saltwater barrier as reqsized to perom sive RIgional aCeervation a6d t datb* MWill estab- nob. bie i i-
line th. 373.033; intrusion, and pzovidem Mcnitaring Progra to define Iuhl 1m In amas wtere aJt ws-Oa
.123,1A.S. water ,kr flushi) as annd d -t hoa at decha nt salt Ma tr itrusicn is or a ltie
required o. f saliribe ter. oufC ab serious Pt- Ser SUe. .123
a in t h a er. to date. -
SdCarg iN s made under
Section 123. .


MImuuW Flows and
Levels.
Ch. 373.042, F.S.


Established for Lake
Istokpoga-Indian Prairie
and St. Inie PAgricul-
ture area.


The strict has minnimn
levels on certain Iwkes. It
is in the process of estab-
lishing a minisa-size above
which all lakes wiuld be a
work of the districts and
rminina 6 level s -wald be ve-
tabliaed on an as needed
basis.


Data on surface and grd.
water levels being col-
leted for past 2 years.
Staff efforts directed to-
wad anelyis of low flow
frequency of streams and
and ground sater levels.
No levels or flows set as
proposed. Further data
and analysis required. No
proposed schedule for im-
plementation.


Some data collected
with a first objec-
tive stated as the
establishment of
limits of with-
drawals.


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SUWMM RIVER


R1les and Regulations
Ch. 373.044,.113, F.S.


Riles have been pro-
aulgated as Ch. 16K. Rales
ver procedures, peraitt-
ing uses of water, anage-
mint and storage surface
waters, use of project
works, real property ac-
quisition and disposal,
;Lak Istokpoga-Indian
area, and St.
Imcie County agricul-
tural area.


rales have been prmmgated
as Ch. 16J. Rules cor
General Proceures, WMrks
of the Districts, OCImBp-
tive Use, Regulation of
Wells, and Mnagement and
Storage of Surface Waters.


Chapter 16G-1(dndnistra- Chapter 16H-1(District Chapters 161-1,
tive PrMocedu ) Cgmnisation) Gmi and Pamoed-
Chapter 16G-3 (mstrution Chapter 16H-3 (Mater rural Rules and
of Water Wells) wall peirmtttng) have Regulations;
Chtr 16G-5(Artificial been adopted. Cbjec- 161-2, Permit-
echarge). es are to adapt ting the Uses of
Crmmptive Use and sur- oauimptive use rules Water;
face water managanrt and regulations. First 161-3, Water Wall
and storage rues in draft priority is artificial Comstruction
fore. BdR~ro~mt prooed- recharge. 161-4, IMnagemmnt
res developed for rules and Storage of San
field personal trained in face Watersaand 34.6
ipaction aid MWfcmcnt. works of the Dist
Propose to dp3m p gl have been adopted
an orks of the district in accordance with
and lnd acquisition. AGuidelines.
terground injec-
tioM permits and
procedures are be-
ing developed in
cooperation with
IER. Rules Of ad-
ministrative en-
faoroant pro-
cedures are in
dewvelopenal
__stages.


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Regulatory


SPWMD


SWAMM -. -;


ST. JOSw


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Regulatory


District Works
Ch. 373.084, .085,
.086, .087, F.S.


Underground Injec-
tion Ch. 373.106,
.087, F.S.


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SFWMD


The district does have
works for which was in-
oarporatad'into district
aules 16K-5.


Currently in a research
devedlpent, and deUon-
stration phase. Dis-
trict has Co-op agree-
innt with U.S.G.S
usin the aquifer in
Deae Conty to saow
feasibility of storage
and supply. Th dis-
trict has imnoaxr-
ated into its rules
permitting xequide-
ments involving under
grand fonmatiOs.


The district has specific
works and regulations as
specified in Ch. 16W-1.


The district currently
has no specific rule
covering this and is
handling each appli-
cation on a case by
case basis.


The district has no works.
Sea works are needed,
proposals and requests
for funding have been
submitted. District has
investigated feasibility
of works far recharging
aquifers but no funds
available.


aule adopted governing
artificial recharge.
Have approdmately 15
permit requests. N?
funds to do worksre-,
lated to artifieia( ,
recharge.


SUwMi RrVMR


There are no works
of the District nas
any planned. Non-
structural alter-
native are favored.


There is a cur-
rently ongoing pro-
gran with the USGC
to detanamne ef-
fecta of phos-
atf ming opera-
aiosm in the Osceola
Skicsm1. forest.
Tham are prsent-
Iy no plans far
District oonstruc-
tien of injection
well. Iuwever, for-
aulating artificial
rccbage rules and
regulations is a.:
priority.


ST. JCH5


Qlapter 16--6, WNIks of The
Dist., has been adopted. As
of 1/1/77, the Dist. will
cmn maintain some 90,000
acres of narsh lands in the
upper basin, along with ex-
isting water control works
completed un the COE
reamcnecied plan. ey will
also have title to the aom-
pleted works and required
lands associated with the
Cklamhwa basin portion of
the Four River Basin Pro-
ject. Additional woks
ad land acquisitia l
be required in thd UIPr
basin, contingent n
cVmpletion and r da-
tian of a specific -'A&
managanent plan.
p,..,, ;-.- ,:


District is deveieplII0
permits and proceiiBes in
cooperation with IM1.
See 373.087 respwawgapi j
also.





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Regulatory SeDh SmwWD NNWW SULM E RIVE ST. JOaNS
On wmpti e Use The district permitting The district rules are Draft rule developed will Not addressed at this time. Chapter 161-2, Pe1-
Ch. 373.216, 219, .223 program ws iplmnted Ch. 16J-2. h district e modified along with Possibly at ,me future hitting the UI of
.224, .226, .229, .233, through rules Ci. 16K- has issued 816 pen its drvel~Pat of 1ater Use date ~hen the need arises. Iater, has be ad-
.236, .239, .243, F.S. 2.03. *To date 269 per- as of 11/76. plan. Scheduled for finali- opted. Will be ia-
mits have ben issued. nation by end of FY 1977. pl.ented in wpper
basin transfer area
only on 1/1/77.


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PIANWG S D SEWI NWW SUBlMEE 1VYER ST. JCEmB

Mater Production Assist or cooperates with The district is a strong No requests to.establish District staff has Nir not addressed.
Ch. 373.1961, F.S. local government and other muppor of the i M A water tranam esiai or reviewed the water supply
agencies in the planning and is utilizing flood product facilities, of sane municipalities.
of water resource, review detention land for the CbJective are to work
of resting proposal, A-95 regional well field, closely with local
DRl's etc. Studies in agencies.
program
(a) 0-9 Basin Study
S(b) -120 Shingle Creek
(c) 0-51 Basin
(d) 208 program assistance
for Dade, Brmard, Palm.
Beach counties and SNeMC.


Nater Use Plan
Ch. 373.036, F.S.


he district has outlined
6 planning areas with
acipletion dates of final
draft plans as follow:
cMar East Coast 10/77
Is C Okeechbee 10/77
Lake Istakpage/mdian
Prairie 7/78
paper East Coast 8/78
Ioer w t Coast (to '
be determined)
Kissinmee (to be
deteardned). Planning
has been in process for
several years with apprc .
$670,000 having been
expanded on this effort.


The district staff has
a second draft ready
for public iaput.
Deceaner 1978,is the
district date for sub-
mission to DER.


Highest Priority. Have
begun data collection
and synthesis. Also
sOme factor analysis.
Draft scheduled by
January, 1978.


currently collecting
data District prior-
ity at this time is
to develop outline
of a proposed work
schedule. The first
draft is due by the
end of calendar year
1977.


he fonmulating and
designing an overall
Water Resources Man-
ageaent Plan for the
District, a detailed
design has been pre-
pared and the neces-
sary data collection
progrn initiated.


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OTEE SE', SFWM STWANNK RVER T. OHN


District Cooperation-
ProgEm/other agencies
Ch. 373.046, .083, .196
F.S.


The district fully partici-
pates in this program.


The district cooerata
with other Wwwranital
-la e -aide utilize
the othe yffvision
provided in this sec-
tia..


Bls omal inter-

ihlatdw to pemit
ipnm Several
innam.i -
tcrwe th state
a-lwe. Havt e pro-
vided technical as-
sistance to local
goverawnts and
regional agencies.
cooperative ef-
forts with City,
Conty, and Fed-
eral agencies
Limited telnical
assistance and
infarnation ex-
change with other
woe.


opurxated in water use
inventory; iemchange of
info. on wll pa mtting
rules and qgs.; 50-50
dmtrawt with coMe sub-
distrst c or joint PU-
PEoa5Cs e Ce 06ftct with
mS &Vor wlabdI assi-
tance to Sumanmnea RIvr
Authority; ooaperatia
with U.S. Weather Biaur
and Geoagia aB8 on
river level gauge sta-
tins and precip. sta-
timOs! onoperatonm with
SI on transfer of
territories; eahange
of info on wmwr us
plan d rules and reg-
ulatins on artificial
recharge and annuwp-
tive use. Priorities
an to Iok with county
ta= smmess on ad
valorI taation pro-
oedurei; work with
PC's possible sharing
of remote sensing survey
of CD's.


District has wntesd DRI
review contract with
tbha 3IWC and the
adsacrille area APE
plad boaier; Ban-
me an-MA psaLt re-
v contract in the
ipr basin area with
the CusO;c intear-
ageoey pactract with
the U80 far water
resource investiga-
tinxdds ap-ointed
pseial consultant to
the St. Johns Project.


Basin Boards The district is currently The district oper- No areas have been Not a&resasd. bot Applicable
Ch. 373.0693, .0695, establishing a basin with atae fully Wndr designated by the Curently no basins
0697, F.S. the new territory. the basin npt oard as sub-dis- within district.
(Big Cypress Basin) with 11 wate shed tricts or bsal, ex-
basins comprising aapt *disd*to htas-
the entire district. ins fot taoolaial
aluatWih and data
oolleCtlx.


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SUWQANNEE RIMEI


ST. JOHNS


OTHER


SWFWMD


SFWtD

















OTHER SWJ~fMD SUWANNEE RIVEfl ST. JOHNS


District Lands
Ch. 373.089, .093
.096, .099, .139,
F.S.


The district does have
a land program which
buys, sells, or leases
as deemed necessary by
board.


SThe district
and leases
deemed in
interest o:
district b3
board.


ct, buys, The district owns no
land as lands and only lea-
the best ses office facilities.
f the No canal easements,
y the reservations or right-
of-way -ntu- st"- have
been daonves d to the
district. Real prop-
erty consists of of-
fice Rfiilikie- and
'' operatic equi ient.


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Investment of The D has ivMt- -The district in- Investnehts in District, cur- Distrtit, 1a .i_:w -
Funds Ch. 373. ment Program for tunas vests all funds certificates of rently hplds ed revenues i,,cer-
566 F.S. held for emergencies. not immediately deposit on a short time crertifi- tificates of depos-
used at the bert term basis and cates. its when appropri-
rates available. regular savings ate.
accounts.


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Not addressed. As of 1/1/77 the
Only land under District will have
district owner- title to some 350
ship is head- acres of land as-
quarters prop- sociated with the
arty. OkllawalwBBMain por-
tion of the Four
River Basins Pro-
ject, and some
90,000 acres of
marshlands in the
upper basin area,
associateo4v w h the
COE recommended
water management
'!-, plan. Under the cur-
S rnt water manage-
ment philosophy of
the district, addit-
S ional marsh lands
: :will be required in
Sthe upper basin for
flood storage, water
supply, and water
q: quality improvement.
"I n remaining por-
tions, the District
S"does not have title
-- ..- : to any. other,.lands
'r ptperty ,b.r.
than t,.. 'dqart-
ers, no, are- .there
nofle rep -


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SUWANNEE RIVER


ST. JOHNS


SWFWMD


OTHER













OTHER SMWD SWFWMD NWFWMD SUWANNEE RIVER ST. JOHNS.
Borrow Money Other than the initial The district basin No money borrowed. District will borrow The Board has ap,
Ch. 373.559, year (1949-50) of the boards have estab- if necessary for proved the borrow-
F.S. district, money has lished credit lines FY77-78. ing of $197,000 for
not been borrowed. but only the new the transition per-
Manasota Basin will iod when the trans-
be borrowing funds. fer areas and pro-
grams are to be in-
corporated into
the District, and
also $360,000 for
the FY Oct. 1976
to Sept. 30, 1977.




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