The Suwannee River Water Management District Approach to Minimum Water Flows and Levels
As defined by Florida Statutes (F.S.), "the minimum flow for a given water course shall be the limit at which further withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area" (Section 373.042, F.S.). The establishment of minimum water flows and levels is mandated by state law and necessary for the protection of water resources and water dependent ecosystems. Minimum flows and levels will also be used in determining the quantity of water available for withdrawal. The Suwannee River Water Management District and the United States Geological Survey have a cooperative data collection and analysis program to develop the necessary data and management tools for the establishment of minimum flows and levels. The program includes modeling of groundwater (MODFLOW) and surfacewater (MODBRANCH) systems, and the establishment of the freshwater and hydrologic requirements of floodplain vegetation. If needed, a numerical model of the estuarine portion of the river will also be developed. The first priority for establishment of minimum flows and levels is the lower Suwannee River. This is expected to be complete by the year 2000.
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