May 4, 1972
Dr. Robert 0O Vernon, Director
SDivision of Interior Resources
Department of Natural Resources
107 W,. Gines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Dear Dr. Vernon:
Florida Power & Light Company hereby makes application for authority
to divert water from the Little Manatee River for use as condenser
cooling water for a power plant planned for Manatee County. The
point of diversion would be upstream from U. S. 301 near Wimauma,
Floz-ida. The method of diverting this water will be by means of a
scalpi ng type pumping station. The water diverted from the Little
Manatoo River will be pumped to a 4,000 acre cooling reservoir which
will be an integral part of the planned power plant. Details con-
corning the amount of water to be diverted from the river, the
specific point of diversion, information on flows, and other pertinent
.dta relevant to this application is contained in the attached Brown
& Root, Inc. "Water Supply Study, Little Manatee River, Near Wimauma,
Florida for 1700 MW Plant, Florida Power & Light Company, April 1972".
We have had several discussions with Southwest Florida Water Management
District concerning the alternatives for obtaining the condenser cooling
water for the proposed plant. One of these alternatives was the object
of an application to Southwest Florida Water Management District, which
is currently being held in abeyance at our request.
^ In the interest of keeping SWFWMD) informed of our efforts, we are for-
warding them a copy of this application.
P As you are aware, there has been considerable delay in our constructing
j a much needed power plant in Manatee County. Your early attention in
processing this application would be greatly appreciated.
-' orris R. Kincaid P t
SDirector.. of Envi'ron.antal Affairs r
|~ rPAtt.'clent '
.o.C : Dale Twachtmann, Southwest Florida Water Management District