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Title: Water Resources and Facilities Report
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Language: English
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Water Resources and Facilities Report (JDV Box 49)
General Note: Box 21, Folder 2 ( Land and Water Planning Task Force - 1994 - 1995 ), Item 3
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Water Resources and Facilities Report


Water Resources and Facilities Reports are to be prepared by the water management districts
and submitted to (1) the applicable regional planning council(s), and (2) to each local (city
and county) government located within the boundaries of the authoring water management
district. These reports will contain water resources data and information specific to that
regional or local government.

The water management districts will prepare their District Water Management Plan
pursuant to Recommendations (13), (14), and (15). The content of these plans will be:

Recommendation 14

The minimum contents of the district water management plans should be set out in \
statute and, should include: .n

(1) Goals, benchmarks, policies, the identification of resource manage ent issues,
implementation strategies and schedules (for each of the following areas),
intended to support and implement the State Comprehensive Plan, and other
statutory goals and objectives in each of the following areas:
(a) water supply protection and management;
(b) flood protection and management;
(c) water quality ogotection and management; and
(d) shaol syem protection and management.
(2) A twenty-year planning horizon consistent with the planning horizon of the
Florida Water Plan and other state-level plans. (m mrm)
(3) The identification, pursuant to statutorily established criteria, of water
resources, water areas, or water restoration efforts which are of regional
significance, together with related policies needed to protect, enhance or
improve such water resources, water areas, or water restoration efforts.
(4) Procedures for intergovernmental coordination and public participation in
plan development.

In the process of developing these plans, each district will be required to develop a Water
Resources and Facilities Report. The report to the councils will-contain policy guidance for
water resource issues for the councils to utilize in the development and implementation of
the strategic regional policy plans. The information to be submitted to the councils is
identified in Recommendation (18):

Recommendation 18 Ujke K ". ^ 8

In order to assist the regional planning councils, the Legislature should require each
water management district to submit k report to each regional planning council
within its jurisdiction to be used in developing and subsequently amending strategic









regional policy plans. The mandatory elements of the reports should include:

(1) Recommended identification ofl'auraf sytetrs of regional significance related
to water resources;
(2) Water supply information regarding facilities, identification of water use
caution areas, and recommended standards for water supply development;
(3) Recommended policies for protecting the natural resources of regional
significance identified above, and recommended policies to promote
conservation and protect aquifer recharge areas;
(4) An inventory of existing and proposed water management district facilities
and works of the district which are designed for water supply, flood
protection, water quality management, or natural systems and which should
be considered in regional or local government comprehensive planning efforts
in order to avoid conflicts and to coordinate efficient water management; and
(5) Clear delineation of which portions of the report have been adopted by rule
and will serve as a basis for the compatibility test previously described.

Additional recommended elements of the reports include:

(6) An identification of deficiencies in water management systems and facilities
which require consideration in regional or local government comprehensive
planning, including water management systems and facilities necessary for
water supply, flood protection, water quality management, and ArifW
S So'i protection.

(7) Planning standards which represent water resource planning constraints
relevant to regional or local government comprehensive planning such as
capacities (levels of service) of water management district flood control or
stormwater management facilities, water supply availability determinations,
pollutant load redctionoals, minimum flows and levels, reservation of
water for HaWt~i or other adopted standards which may affect
regional or local government comprehensive planning.

The report to the local (city and county) governments will contain water resource data and
information specific to the local government. The contents of this report is outlined in
Recommendation 21:

Recommendation 21

The Legislature should direct each water management district to develop a Water
Resources and Facilities Report in a format to be used by local governments in
developing their local comprehensive plan amendments and the five-year Evaluation
and Appraisal Reports.


The Water Resources and Facilities Report should contain, at a minimum:









(1) Provisions to protect, operate and maintain existing facilities and works of the
district and construction of planned facilities and works, including stormwater
management, environmental restoration and water supply facilities;
(2) Resource planning constraints relevant to local government comprehensive
planning, including capacity of the district's flood control and stormwater
management facilities, water supply availability, water shortage areas and
areas of significant recharge;
(3) Surface water improvement and management plan provisions relevant to local
comprehensive plans;
(4) Technical data and information currently required to be developed under the
provisions of sections 373.0391 (Technical assistance to local governments)
and 373.0395 (Ground water basin resource availability inventory), Florida
Statutes;
(5) Citations to all data sources; and
(6) A determination of or methods for determining the estimated cost to local
governments to implement the rule-adopted portion of the district water
management plans and any other district requirements.

The Legislature should further require that the Water Resources and Facilities Report
be consistent with the district water management plans, and that when the Report is
completed by a district, the district must incorporate the Report into the district
water management plan.


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