Title: Minutes of the Meeting, May 10, 1972
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Title: Minutes of the Meeting, May 10, 1972
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Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Minutes of the Meeting, May 10, 1972
General Note: Box 10, Folder 15 ( SF Water Use Caution Rule - 1990-1991 ), Item 11
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Brooksville, Florida May 10, 1972

The Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Regulatory) met in the District Headquarters building in Brooksville on
May 10, 1972 at 10:45 a.m. The following persons were present:
Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman Myron Gibbons, Attorney
S. C. Bexley, Jr., Vice Chairman Col. H. C. Gee, Consulting Engr.
Edward Medard, Secretary Ted Reiter, Consulting Accountant
Thomas Van der Veer, Asst. Sec. Dale Twachtmann, Executive Director
Herman Beville, Asst. Treasurer Donald R. Feaster, District Engineer
J. Mason Wines, Member Robert J. Gates, Supt; of Maintenance
Garald G. Parker, Chief Hydrologist
Clint Schultz, Dir., Fin. & Acctg.
Robert Watson, Dir., Real Estate
Jake Varn, Staff Attorney

Jack Woodard, Department of Natural Resources
William E. Wilson, U. S. Geological Survey, Tampa
J. S. Rosenshein, U. S. Geological Survey, Tampa
William C. Sinclair, U. S. Geological Survey, Tampa
Richard Fountain, International Minerals and Chemical Corporation, Bartow
John Ward Dougherty, Keystone Park Civic Club
Thomas D. Diana, Hillsborough County
Daniel P. Spangler, Hillsborough County
James F. Mummey, Polk County Property Owners League
Dwight Hart, Oklawaha
Mercer Fearington
Leon C. Jackson, St. Petersburg
Lucy Ware Morgan, St. Petersburg Times
Jim Twitty, Tampa Tribune
Jim Walker, Tampa Tribune

and the following SWFWMD staff members: Cassandra Atkinson, Edith Badger,
Lee Cawley, Ron Daniels, Mary Duckett, Carol Ezell, Joseph C. Holzschuh, III,
Tom Mullin, Melodie Oleson, Marion Petersen, Wendall B. Smith, and Emilio
Chairman McAteer called the meeting to order. The Minutes of the Meeting of
April 5, 1972 were considered by the Board. A motion was made by Mr. Van
der Veer, seconded by Mr. Medard, that the Minutes be approved as published.
Motion carried.

Mr. Smith then gave a status report to the Board on the construction progress
of St. Petersburg's Pasco Well Field. The southern division of the transmission
main construction has been completed and is undergoing testing prior to accep-
tance. The northern division of the main has progressed to a point 2,500 feet
north of the Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Approximately 3,000 feet of additional 42-
inch pipe must be brought on site. There are 5,005 feet of ductile pipe and
47 feet of fittings now on site. The pump and mechanical contract is being
printed and will be bid during the month of May. The electrical contract is
still under development but poses no delay in readiness of the well field.
Mr. Smith further stated that the work is progressing as fast as possible and
he estimated that the well field would be completed around the first of 1973
or shortly thereafter.

Mr. Twachtmann then introduced Mr. Bill Sinclair of the U.S. Geological Survey,
Tampa office. Mr. Sinclair is the principal investigator for the artificial
recharge investigations program which is currently in its fourth year. The
purpose of this investigation is to discern the feasibilities of artificial
recharge in the Northwest Hillsborough, Northeast Pinellas and South Pasco
County area. Mr. Sinclair then presented a slide presentation of aerial
photographs, pictures and charts which emphasized critical areas which lie
within a cone of depression in the artesian aquifer. Through these in-
vestigations, the USGS is trying to determine feasible methods of getting
excess waters into storage in the aquifer to be used for recharge purposes S
when needed.

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Mr. Twachtmann told the Board that in compliance with its request, an
investigation of the Peace River Basin area was made to determine if a
"Iater-use caution" area should be recommended. The task of making this
investigation was assigned to Mr. Holzschuh and he presented a summary
of his findings. For discussion and reference purposes, the area of
study was divided into three sections: the northern section (mostly Polk
County), central section (Hardee and DeSoto Counties) and southern section
(the portion of Charlotte County which lies within the District boundaries).
The problems which exist in the northern section are mainly water quantity
problems due to large amounts of pumping. The central section can be
through of as a "buffer zone" because at the present time, there are no
problems with water quantity nor water quality. .However,..this section has
potential for high demands for pumpage because of possible future citrus
development, phosphate mining, and well fields for Charlotte County. The
problem existing in the southern section of the Basin is mainly water
quality. Mr. Holzschuh presented a chart which showed the average decline
in the aquifer over the past approximately 20 years. The range of decline
was 1.05 feet per year in 1949 to 4.00 feet per year in 1971. Mr. Twacht-
mann then presented the staff recommendation as follows: "That a "water-
use caution" area be designated to include the entire Peace River Basin and
that'part of'the Alafia River Basin east of Highway 39". Following a question
and answer session and a full discussion, Mr. Wines put this recommendation
into the form of ajgtin seconded by Mr. Bexley. The motion carried
SThere being no further business to come before the Board at this time, the
meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.











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