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November 16, 1987
Dual DER/WMD Authority
Parts II and IV of Chapter 373 authorize the "governing
board or the department" to regulate the consumptive
use of water as well as the management and storage of
surface water. DER has delegated both activities to
the WMDs but the statutes remain unchanged.
Section 373.026(7) provides that DER may exercise any
power herein authorized to be exercised by a water
management district. These provisions are misleading.