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Title: Framework for State Water Use Plan
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Framework for State Water Use Plan (JDV Box 54)
General Note: Box 17, Folder 5 ( Water Policy - 1981 ), Item 11
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES


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DEVELOPMENT OF THE
STATE WATER USE PLAN

Introduction


The development of a comprehensive State-wide

water use plan is of primary importance if the waters

and related land resources of the State are to be

( effectively-used, conserved and protected. In order

to develop such a plan, careful forethought and planning

is necessary to insure that developmental procedures

progress through orderly steps that are in keeping with

the overall goals of the plan. The various steps in

the formulation of the plan are described in this

report, with the goal of establishing a plan that

will provide for the maximum reasonable beneficial

C use of the waters of the State of Florida.

Pertinent Water Resource Laws

The Florida Water Resources Act of 1972, Chapter

72-299 as amended by Chapter 73-190, Laws of Florida,

vest in the Department of Natural Resources the

responsibility to accomplish the conservation,

protection, management and control of the waters


of the State with sufficient flexibility and discretion

to accomplish these ends through delegation of appropriate

powers to the Water Management Districts.

Purpose


The primary goal of this report is to provide

guidance and coordination for the efforts of all

agencies involved in the preparation of the

water-use plan for the State of Florida. The

principal agencies in preparation of the plan

will be the five water management districts.

Each district will develop a water-use plan all of

which will then be integrated into the State-wide

plan. As such, this framework study is conceptual

in that it attempts to recognize the differences

in the water resources development of the separate

districts while, at the same time, providing specific

guidance and reasonable estimates of the effort involved.

The framework plan must recognize and contribute


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to the solution of four basic problems: (1) water and

related land resources are limited when compared to

potential needs; (2) water occurs without regard to

the most desirable places for use; (3) rainfall

distribution is often irregular and unpredictable.

If water is to be of maximum beneficial use it must be

under control and available where it is needed, when it

is needed. (4) Water must not only be in the proper place

at the proper time but must also be of a quality suitable

for the intended use.


Plan Diagram

Development of a water use plan requires an

interdisciplinary approach. As such, the planning

( must take into account the physical, social, economic,

and ecologic factors involved and blend them into a

complete whole. To accomplish these ends, a combina-

tion of talents is needed, including management,

legal, engineering, hydrology, geology, planning,

biology, and other environmentally oriented fields.

A network diagram has been developed to illustrate


the steps involved in accomplishing the plan (Appendix A,

with enclosure). Although the diagram is essentially a

flow-chart of necessary.steps in the development of the

plan, it must be recognized that not all steps are contin-

gent upon the completion of the previous step. Numerous

portions of the diagram are already in various stages of

completion and no opportunity for further completion of

any portion should be foregone in order to maintain the

integrity of the sequence of steps. This diagram is in

logical sequence and purports to include, .in broad terms,

the requirements which must be completed in the orderly

development of a water use plan. The enclosure to Appendix

A subdivides the activities into their component elements

and provides an estimate of the effort, by fiscal year,

required to complete the plan. Effort indicated is the best

available estimate and should be used only to put the plan in

perspective.

It should also be emphasized that implementation of

the plan is not contingent upon total completion of all

steps illustrated. Water management will continue as the

plan is developed and as specific problems are defined,





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solutions will be applied. Implementation has already

been effected for some portions of the plan.

Data Collection

Data collection methods constitute a problem which

must be solved early in the planning process. Only

Benefits of little worth can accrue from an inadequately
planned system that provides information of low relia-

bility; at the other extreme the cost of a system that is

elaborate beyond its usefullness may produce information

which is more precise than the benefits the system would

yield. Considerable judgment is required to assure that

the cost/benefit is kept in balance. All available data

must be assembled and evaluated. Deficient data must

( be identified and collected.
A set of standards will be formulated early in-

the plan development which will provide uniformity
and consistency in data collection, evaluation,

judging benefits, cost and determination of

alternatives.


Inherent in successful plan formulation is the need

for keeping decision-makers and interested agencies

informed throughout each of the planning phases. This

will require that data be displayed in a form that

can be evaluated as soon after they are collected as

possible. Formulation of such a "real time" system will

permit effective water management as the plan is developed.

To the extent possible, planners should work with

sponsors and other interests so that each problem or need

is specified, understood and incorporated in a multi-

objective data-collection framework.
If multiobjective planning is to be carried out in

a successful manner, an inventory of water resources and

related land features pertinent to the objectives must

be undertaken. This calls for a selective inventory of

the quantity and quality of water and land resources of

the State of Florida and an appraisal of opportunities for

further use of these resources. Included will be an

examination of resource limitations for certain uses.





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Alternatives of Meeting Future Needs

Analysis of the capability of resources to meet

projected needs without any planned action will reveal

the extent and magnitude of unsatisfied component needs

and indicate the requirements for some specific plan

of action to assure their satisfaction. To the

C extent that water and land resources are unable to

meet current and projected needs without any

project action, or to the extent that resource manage-

ment enables the needs to be met more efficiently,

there is an evident justification for formulating

alternative plans. Each inventory should pass the

test of its pertinence toward meeting objectives and

providing a basis for refinement of objectives so

C that alternatives may be recognized and appraised.

The next step in planning and evaluation is the

determination of the beneficial and adverse effects

of each alternative selected for study in terms of

its contribution to the multiobjectives. The

aggregate effects of each alternative must be displayed

in such a way that decision makers can appraise the


trade-offs between alternatives.

Benefits and costs must be carefully analyzed

for each work required to manage resources to meet

future needs. They may be measured in money, or in physical,

biological, or other qualitative units. Economic criteria,

in the usual sense, are not adequate as the sole basis for

decisions about natural resources. Thus a wide variety of

criteria must be considered by decision makers for weighing

the elements and alternatives for water resource planning.

Effort

Careful consideration of the magnitude of the task

and the work that has been accomplished indicates that

the earliest date that a complete water use plan can be

accomplished is June 30, 1980. This can only be accom-

plished if the 14 additional personnel requested for

Fiscal Year 1974-75 are authorized for the Bureau of

Water Resources. Not only is their effort required,

but certain of the skills requested are not available

in the present organization. For example, a soil scientist

is considered necessary to assist in wetlands and flood








plain studies; a computer analyst is required

to provide systems for machine handling, evaluation

and real time display of data. Personnel requirements

are included as Appendix B.

Appendix C is an estimate of the effort required

at the State level to complete the water use plan.

C The effort is shown by fiscal year and should only

be considered as an expression of order of magnitude.

Each major water management district will compile the

data and write a water use plan for their district.

This will be completed by Fiscal Year 1978-79 provided

a governing board is appointed by mid Fiscal Year 1973-74

and the three new districts are staffed in Fiscal Year

1974-75. The Division of Interior Resources will

provide direction and assistance to the districts and

consolidate the district reports into a State water -

use plan. In addition, water quality will be

brought into the total picture through coordination

with the Department of Pollution Control, so that the

State Water Plan will be a natural extension of the

Water Use Plan.


Summary

The Division of Interior Resources, with its Bureaus

of Geology, Water Resources and Waterways, is organized and

capable of managing the water resources of the State as

instructed in the Water Resources Act of 1972, provided:

(1) the requested additional personnel with the skills

indicated are approved for Fiscal Year 1974-75 and (2) the

three new district governing boards are appointed in Fiscal

Year 1973-74 and staffing of these districts is accomplished

in Fiscal Year 1974-75.

In order to develop a State water-use plan,the imple-

mentation of which is capable of effectively managing the

water resources of the State, a complete study of the ground

and surface water of each basin must be conducted. These

individual studies will be combined to identify availability

and deficiencies. From this, realistic decisions can be made

relative to management, development and conservation of the

water resources of the State.





GOALS


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NOTES AND ABBREVIATIONS
NOTES AND ABBREVIATIONS


The activity column in this enclosure is referenced

to the activities on the network diagram. Some of the

activities do not appear on the network diagram. For

example, Activity 1A-3A includes Activities 1A-2A and

2A-3A.


In

P:

B:

E:

SS:


the Discipline column:

Water Resource Planner

Biologist

Engineer

Soil Scientist


In the Agency column: G: Geologist

*Effort from the Ground Water Section, Division H: Hydrologist

of Interior Resources S: Statistician

WMD: Water Management District (Effort is shown T: Clerical

for one Water Management District) I: Illustrator/Dr

Cons.: Consultant, to include agencies outside ET: Engineer Techn

the State organization SA: Systems Analys

DOA: Department of Administration, Division of

Planning

SCS: Soil Conservation Service, U.S.D.A.

UsC4S: US 4eolocIacl Survey

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ACTTIVTYT


DESCRIPTION


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AGENCY


MAN
WEEKS


DISCIPLINE


0-1


Develop guidelines and methodology for
collection, processing and evaluation
of data

a. Write guidelines for implementation
of Chapter 72-299, 72-291 and
Chapter 73-190, Laws of Florida

b. Develop criteria and standards for
data acquisition

c. Determine who-how-when of data
collection

d. Develop methods for determining
minimum water levels--lakes, ponds,
streams and ground water

e. Develop guidelines for data storage
and retrieval

f. Develop interagency agreements for
data exchange and to avoid duplica-
tion of effort

g. Identify data requirements and
technical constraints

Data Requirements Study

Study of Water Resource Availability

a. Inventory lakes, ponds and impound-
ments of water

b. Inventory streams (average annual flow)

c. Inventory ground water (availability)


IR



IR
WMD





IR
WMD

IR
WMD
IR
WMD


IR
WMD
Cons.

IR
WMD


IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
Cons.


355
320
100

100
150


45
30

40
60

55
100


o0


40



40
80





125
300

95
250
95
250


P,B,E,SS,G,H,S,T,I



P,B,E,SS,G,H



P,B,E,SS,G,H,S


P,B,E,SS,G,H,S


B,E,SS,G,H,S



, ,SA,


P,E,T



P,B,E,SS,G,H,S,SA,I






P,B,E,SS,G,H,S,CT


P,B,E,SS,G,H,S,5r

P,E,G,S


1-2

1A-3A


ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION- --~ -








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AGENCY


MAN
WEEKS


DISCIPLINE


d. Review rainfall data


e. Control flowing artesian wells


f. Inventory land use


IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD
DOA

IR
WMD
DOA


g. Study of economic considerations


Study total data available


50
175

*350
200

50
100
UNK

50
100
UNK


P,H,S


G,H


P,E,B,SS,G,H,SA,ET



P,E,G,H,SA


Current demands for water


a. Current salinity and dilution demands
(Estuaries)

b. Current municipal surface water
consumption

c. Current industrial surface water
consumption

d. Current agricultural surface water
consumption


e. Current municipal consumption of
ground water

f. Current industrial consumption of
ground water

g. Current agricultural consumption of
ground water


IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD
(SCS)

*IR
WMD

*IR
WMD

IR
WMD
(SCS)


50
100

75
200

35
75

15
75


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E,HJ, T


E,SS,H ET


E,G,eT


E,G


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1B-2B


ArMTWT AGENCY WEEI--KS DISCIPLINE







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ACTIVITY DESRITIOS.


a-NP \Trv


MAN
WEEKS


DISCIPLINE


h. Water supplied to valuable wetlands,
parks, etc.

Study total demand

Forecast needs--water, land use, etc.

a. Forecast surface water demands--
industrial, municipal, agricultural

b. Forecast ground water demands--
industrial, municipal, agricultural

c. Land use forecast


d. Population forecast (Div. of
Planning)

Develop means and methods for conserving
and augmenting; coordinate with water
quality systems; identify problems and
consider alternative functional solu-
tions

a. Develop procedures for regulation
and control of ground water


b. Study recharge of aquifers


c. Develop procedures for consumptive
use permits if required

d. Develop requirements for water
control structures and capital
improvement construction

e. Investigate alternate sources of
water supplies (desalinization, etc.)


IR
WMD


IR
WMD

*IR


IR
DOA

IR
DOA


*IR
WMD

*IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD


IR
WMD


25
100


75
150

100


15
UNK

5
UNK


60
150

80
200

10
100

50
200


100
100


E,B,SS,G,H,ET


P,E,H,G


P,E,H,G


P


P


P,G,E,H


P,G


P,E,H


P,E,H,G,SS,B, T


P,E,H,G,SS,B


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1C-2C


10


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AGENCY


Ar'TVTTPVV


MAN
WEEKS


DISCIPLINE


3-4

1-4

1D-2D


f. Study deep-well storage and
retrieval

Environmental assessment

Ground and surface water studies

Conduct hydrographic studies

a. Study stream flows and establish
minimum levels

b. Establish minimum lake and pond levels


c. Establish minimum ground water levels



d. Establish controls to provide for
navigation, drainage, sanitation
and flood control

e. Determination of salinity of
estuaries

f. Locate fresh/salt water interfaces


g. Perform field surveys to check
and collect data

h. Perform environmental assessments


Coordination with planning and pollution
control; evaluate relative to recreation,
environment, and procreation of fish and
wildlife; analyze and evaluate data


*IR


IR





IR
WMD

IR
WMD

*IR
WMD
USGS

IR
WMD


IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR
WMD

IR


200


200





100
200

100
200

100
200


100
100


50
200

50
200

200
600

100
100

150


P,G,H


B,P





H,B,E,SS,ET


H,B,P,SS,G ,C


G



H,G,P,E,SS,B



H,B,E,SS, T


H,B,E,SS


P,E,B,H,SS,S,SA,G


B,E,SS,H


E,B,SS,H


2D-3D


ArTT17TTV_ AGENY








Dcr'DCImTI T


Ar~FNYrv


MAN
WEEKS


DISCIPLINE


3D-4D


Develop criteria for ground and surface
water development

a. Publish design criteria for well
development and guidelines for
well inspection

b. Develop guidelines to protect valu-
able lands and minimize adverse
environmental effects of water
management projects

Develop water .supply master plans,
develop flood control, preservation of
natural resources and recreational
development plan



a. Publish policies for data collection

b. Coordinate activities of the Chapter
298 Water Management Districts

a. Establish criteria and standards
for Chapter 298 Water Management
plans

Budget requests for Water Management District

Prepare Department of Natural Resources Budget

Prepare budget for formulating plan

Develop organizational structure to implement
plan

Prepare report outline

Describe plan by sections


*IR



IR
WMD



IR
WMD





IR

IR


120



150
100



250
500





30

200


50


150

100

100


r% FIm"T7TmTn


ACIVI TYF. VLILWESDSILN


G,E



B,E,H,G,SS




E,H,P






P,E,H,B,SS,G,S,SA

P,E,H,B,SS,G,S,SA


P,E,H,B,SS,G,S,SA



P,E,H,G,T

P,E,H,G,T

P,E,H,G,T


4-5


1-5

1E-6E




2E-6E



3E-4E

4E-7E

7E-8E

8E-5


1F-2F

2F-3F







MAN
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AGENCY WEEKS DISCIPLINE



3F-4F Write plan by sections IR 300

4F-5 Review and finalize draft report IR 150

1G-5 Legal review IR 150

r 1F-5 Basin Reports (Northwest Florida, IR 500
Suwannee) WMD 500

5-6 Write water use plan IR 300

Coordination with federal agencies, Regional
Planning councils, local agencies, etc. IR 70

Training IR 70


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PERSONNEL IN THE PLANNING AND SURFACE WATER SECTIONS
BUREAU OF WATER RESOURCES
DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES


Planning


Appendix B


Surface Water


Present
Water Resource Planner
Secretary II
Geologist II
Statistician I
Engineer I
Biologist


Request for Fiscal Year 1974-75
Water Resource Planner
Soils Scientist
Biologist II
Engineer II
Systems Analyst
Statistician II
Illustrator II
Clerk Typist III


Present
Engineer III
Secretary I
Engineer II
Engineer I
Engineer Technician II



Request for Fiscal Year 1974-75
Engineer II (Hydrologist)
Engineer II (Hydrologist)
Engineer Technician IV
Engineer Technician III
Engineer Technician III


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EpFFORT REQUIRED To CoA-YPLE-rE TH" STAT- \WNJATER USE PLFJ
(Bv DIvISION OP I oTERI-'OR RFc*,ugtMS PGRaObtN"AL)
71- 72 72-73 73-74 74-75 75-74, 7(-7
MA EImI( IMt A A 4HMAMW/I~


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