Title: Florida Department of Natural Resources
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Title: Florida Department of Natural Resources
Alternate Title: Addendum to Minutes, Item 22, p. 11, to authorize the Florida Power and Light Company to capture, store and use water in excess of 40 cubic feet per second from the Little Manatee River,
Physical Description: 2p.
Language: English
Publication Date: July 18, 1972
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 1, Folder 6 ( FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT CO. - LITTLE MANATEE RIVER ), Item 2
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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HMinutes of the Dlcpa,-u 'cnt .
Naof natural Rsouc ) *
Page Eleven
July 18, 1972 ..

ADDENDUM Item 22 Division oE Interior Resources

Upon motion by Mr. Dick].in;on, secondeld ]v Mr. Stone, and without

objection, the rule s wore waive -nd -nddlndm itrm 22 wa cons i.dred.

The said item was a staff request to author i ze. th Florida Power

and Light Compa.ny to capture, store and use water in excess oF 40

cubic feet per second from the Little Manatee River at a point near

Wimauma, Florida, in order to maintain a 4,000 acre cooling pond .

for use as condenser cooling water in a proposed 1,700 megawatt power

plant for Manatee County.

This staff request was made pursuant to Section 373.141, Florida

Statutes, which authorizes the capture, storage, and use of water

of any water course only in excess of average minimum flow at the

point of capture. The Little Manatee River at the point of diversion

of the water to the 4,000 acre cooling pond has a low average flow

of approximately 22 cubic feet per second; however, in order to

provide sufficient flow to maintain an ecological balance in the river

beyond the point of capture-, the staff has set 40 cubic feet per

second as a minimum flow below which no water may be diverted.

The amount of water that will be diverted is estimated to be approxi-

mately 13% of the average annual flow of the river at the point of


The envirc.imental impact statement covering Florida Power and

Light Company's project has been coordinated by the State Planning

and Development Clearinghouse with the environmental agencies. The

Department has received a copy of a letter dated July 12, 1972, from

the Clearinghouse to Mr. Norris R. Kincaid, Director, Department

of Environmental Affairs, Florida Power and Light Company, indicating-

that the environmental statement covering the project has been

coordinated with the environmental agencies. (A copy of this letter

has been attached as a part of these minutes.)

Mr. Christian moved approval, seconded by Mr. Dickinson.

Dr. Robert O. Vernon, Director of the Division of Interior

Resources, st ated that he had just that morni.nq rec.ivod a lettr

Minutes of the Depa-.nint 17
o" f Natural Resourc ,
Pago Twe.(lve
July 18, 1972

ADDENDUM Item 22 Division of Interior Resources

the staff had considered thie measurement of flow of water at the point

of diversion upstream from a monitoring station which the Department

had maintained for approximately sixteen years--and the base lev el
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of that flow (for the lowest monthly readings for five months in a

ten-year period) being about 20 second feet, the staff had recommended

that tlhe power company take this down no lower than 40 second feet,

which would mean that the remainder of the river all the way down

to the Bay would have twice the flow of record it would normally have.

The staff had computed that this is sufficient water to maintain the-

ecoloQv and hydrolo-,y of the area down below that point of diversion.

The company would be skimming off that part above 40 second feet for

1 only three or four months in a year, Dr. Vernon expl .'ined, and the rest

of the time the stream would be untouched.

There being no further discussion on the matter, Mr. Christian's

motion to approve carried unanimously. This authorization was

granted to the Florida Power and Light Company with tte understanding

that.the company will be subject to those Rules and Regulations

developed by the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to

Section 373.171, Florida Statutes.

(A dredge permit involving this project was approved this date

on the agenda of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund.)

There being no further business, the meeting was-adjourned.




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