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Water Management District Guidance Memos

As part of the department's statutory duties, pursuant to section 373.036(7), F.S., the department is entrusted to exercise general supervisory authority over all water management districts.  The department enjoys a cooperative working relationship with the water management districts and facilitates consistency and efficiency efforts at the statewide level. The department also relies on guidance memos to help communicate a consistent message to the districts.  The guidance memos may be found below. 

  1. Governor Scott Direction Regarding Water Management Districts (April 2011)
  2. Correspondence Control for Inquiries from the Executive Office of the Governor (April 2011)
  3. Lobbying and Contacts with State and Federal Agencies (April 2011)
  4. Land Acquisition (April 2011)
  5. Environmental Resource (ERP) and Consumptive Use (CUP) Permitting Programs (April 2011)
  6. Permitting Information (April 2011)
  7. Interpreting and Applying the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) (June 2011)
  8. Water Management District Budget Direction (June 2011)
  9. Withdrawal of Projects from the DOT Mitigation Banking Program (December 2011)
  10. Consumptive Use Permit (CUP) Compliance Reporting Requirements and Review (March 2012)
  11. Ground Water Augmentation of Surface Waters (March 2012)
  12. Improved Linkage between Regional Water Supply Plans (RWSP) and the Consumptive Use Permitting (CUP) Process (March 2012)
  13. Requests for Additional Information (RAI) in the Consumptive Use Permitting (CUP) Program (March 2012)
  14. Permitting of Conjunctive Use and other Multiple Water Sources (March 2012)
  15. Timing of Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) Recovery and Prevention Strategies (March 2012)
  16. Statewide Environmental Resource Permit Rulemaking (May 2012)
  17. Land Acquisition/Surplus/Exchange Process – Revised Guidance (March 2013)
  18. Water Quality Monitoring (February 2013)
  19. Treatment of Offsite Flows to New or Altered Linear Transportation Projects (August 2013)
  20. Water Resource Caution Areas (November 2013)
  21. Minimum Flow and Level (MFL) Priority List (September 2017)
  22. Springs Funding Guidance and Memo (October 2017)
  23. Consumptive Use Permitting (CUP) within Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) (June 2020)
  24. FY 2023-2024 Alternative Water Supply Funding Guidance and Submittal Spreadsheet (August 2022)
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November 21, 2022 - 1:28pm

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