The Kissimmee River Restoration Project (Restoration Project) is a joint partnership between the District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project will restore over 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem including 44 miles of ...  

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    WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS

    South Florida Water Management District

    RULE NOS.:RULE TITLES:

    40E-10.011Policy and Purpose

    40E-10.021Definitions

    40E-10.031Water Reservations Implementation

    40E-10.071Water Reservation Areas: Upper and Lower Kissimmee Basin Planning Areas

    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Kissimmee River Restoration Project (Restoration Project) is a joint partnership between the District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project will restore over 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem including 44 miles of meandering river channel and 25,000 acres of wetlands. An integral component of the restoration is the protection from allocation of water needed for fish and wildlife. The water identified for the natural system will be protected through a water reservation as authorized by Florida law.

    SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Water reservation for the portions of the Kissimmee River (upstream of S-65E), Floodplain and Upper Chain of Lakes, in volumes, locations and seasons of the year as is necessary for the protection of fish and wildlife. Preliminary rule text has not been prepared and will not be available at the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the technical evaluation which identifies the water needed for the protection of fish and wildlife.

    A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Don Medellin, Principal Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, 1(800)432-2045, ext. 6340, (561)682-6340, email: dmedelli@sfwmd.gov. The agenda will be posted on the District’s website: www.sfwmd.gov/reservations. Click on Water Reservations tab then Kissimmee Basin.

    RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 373.044, 373.113, 373.171 FS.

    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 373.016, 373.026, 373.036, 373.1501, 373.1502, 373.219, 373.223 FS.

    A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:

    DATE AND TIME: July 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

    PLACE: Osceola County Commission Chamber, Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square, Fourth Floor, Room 4100, Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting: South Florida Water Management District Clerk, 1(800)432-2045, ext. 2087. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Don Medellin, Principal Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, 1(800)432-2045, ext. 6340, (561)682-6340, email: dmedelli@sfwmd.gov. For procedural questions contact: Jan Sluth, Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, 1(800)432-2045, ext. 6299, (561)682-6299, email: jsluth@sfwmd.gov.

    THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE.

Document Information

Subject:
Water reservation for the portions of the Kissimmee River (upstream of S-65E), Floodplain and Upper Chain of Lakes, in volumes, locations and seasons of the year as is necessary for the protection of fish and wildlife. Preliminary rule text has not been prepared and will not be available at the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the technical evaluation which identifies the water needed for the protection of fish and wildlife. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:...
Purpose:
The Kissimmee River Restoration Project (Restoration Project) is a joint partnership between the District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The project will restore over 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem including 44 miles of meandering river channel and 25,000 acres of wetlands. An integral component of the restoration is the protection from allocation of water needed for fish and wildlife. The water identified for the natural system will be protected through a water ...
Rulemaking Authority:
373.044, 373.113, 373.171 FS.
Law:
373.016, 373.026, 373.036, 373.1501, 373.1502, 373.219, 373.223, FS
Contact:
Don Medellin, Principal Scientist, South Florida Water Management District, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6340, (561) 682-6340, email: dmedelli@sfwmd.gov. For procedural questions contact: Jan Sluth, Paralegal, South Florida Water Management District, P. O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, (800) 432-2045, ext. 6299, (561) 682-6299, email: jsluth@sfwmd.gov.
Related Rules: (4)
40E-10.011. Policy and Purpose
40E-10.021. Definitions
40E-10.031. Water Reservations Implementation
40E-10.071.