PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2018 — The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) will hold two public workshops, including a joint workshop with Southwest and South Florida water management districts, on the draft 2018 minimum flows and levels priority list and schedule.
WHAT: Joint public workshop with Southwest and South Florida water management districts on each agency’s minimum flows and levels and water reservations priority lists and schedules.
WHEN: Sept. 25, 2018, 10 a.m.
WHERE: South Florida Water Management District St. Cloud Field Station, 3800 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, FL, Large Conference Room
WHAT: Public workshop on the SJRWMD draft 2018 minimum flows and levels priority list and schedule.
WHEN: Oct. 3, 2018, 3 p.m.
WHERE: SJRWMD headquarters, 4049 Reid St./Highway 100 W., Palatka, FL 32177
These workshops are an opportunity for district staff to publicly present the draft priority list and adoption schedule and take stakeholder comment.
MFLs define the limits at which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of an area. Establishing MFLs is a requirement of the state Legislature and is required by the state Comprehensive Plan, the water resources implementation rule (formerly state water policy), and a 1996 governor’s executive order for priority water bodies.
The district updates its MFLs priority list annually. The priority list is based on the importance of the waters to the state or region and the existence of or potential for significant harm caused by withdrawals to water resources or ecology. It includes waters that are experiencing or may be expected to experience adverse impacts because of existing or future water withdrawals.
For workshop agendas and the draft priority list and schedule, visit www.sjrwmd.com/meetings-announcements/#mfls-list-schedule.