Minimum Flows and Levels
The establishment of minimum flows and levels can be an effective tool for water resource management. Minimum flows and levels are established for water bodies in order to prevent significant harm as a result of withdrawals. The water management districts are required, by s. 373.042, F.S., to develop a priority list of water bodies for which they will establish minimum flow and levels. Each year the districts update their list and submit them to the Department for review and approval. The current list is available below.
In addition to reviewing the districts’ priority lists each year, the Office of Water Policy also reviews minimum flows and levels proposed for specific water bodies. The Office actively works with the Districts to ensure that the proposed MFL is consistent with applicable rules, statutes, and other Department guidance.
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