South Florida Water Management District Okeechobee Service Centerâ€¢ 205 E. North Park Streetâ€¢ P.O. Box 2033 â€¢ Okeechobee, FL 34973-2033 CON 26-06-02 (941) 462-5260 â€¢ Suncom 761-5260 â€¢ 1 (800) 250-4200 â€¢ Fax (941) 462-5269 Application No. 980213-6 Permit Mod. No. 47-00227-P June 5, 1998 Malcolm Johnson, P.E. Agricultural Engineering, PA 364 Catfish Creek Road Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 Dear Mr. Johnson: SUbject: 101 Ranch, Okeechobee County, Sections 5, 6, 7, 8 & 13/T34S/R34E The information you submitted on May 8, 1998 has been reviewed. The information received was incomplete and did not address the following 5 additional cormnents. According to Rule 40E-4, Florida Administrative Code (FAC), review of this project cannot be completed without this information. 1. Staff is inreceipt (FAX) of your most recent storm routings for Basins 1 and. 3 of June 2, 1998. Staff has the following cormnents: Governing Board : a.) For Basin 1 (313 acres), please adjust the storage in the reservoir. The bleeder invert elevation of 68. 0' NGVD would preclude storage within the reservoir at or below this elevation. Presently, routings show 3. 0 acft of storage within the reservoir (at 68.0' NGVD) prior to the onset of the storm event. b.) For Basin 3 (545 acres), as with Basin 1, please revise the reservoir storage values to begin storage at the bleeder invert elevation (68.5' NGVD). c.) Please provide a comprehensive description of how wetlands within Basins 1 and 3 will be protected from over-drainage during the utilization of the pump/reservoir system. Will the pump-off elevations of 66. 0' and 65. 0' NGVD, respectively, over-drain wetlands located within these basins? d.) Staff recormnends that wetlands located within the reservoir systems return to one-half a foot of control in approximately 14 days. Please extend the duration ~f routings to evaluate wetland recoverytimes~ Frank Williamson, Jr., Chairman Eugene K . Pettis, Vice Chairman Mitchell W. Berger Vera M . Carter William E . Graham William Hammond Richard A. Machek Michael D. Minton Miriam Singer Samuel E. Poole III, Executive Director Michael Slayton, Deputy Executive Director John J. Morgan, Jr. , Okeechobee Service Center Director District Headquartersâ€¢ 3301 Gun Club Road, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 â€¢ (407) 686-8800. FL WATS 1-800-432-2045 '
-Malcolm Johnson, P.E. Agricultural Engineering, PA Subject: 101 Ranch June 5, 1998 Page 2 of 3 e). Please revise and resubmit construction drawings showing the latest proposal for these basins. 2. Staff has also been reviewing your FAX submittal of May 29, 1998 for Basin 2 (210 acre basin), which (based on recent conversations) is not proposed to utilize gravity drainage to Fish Slough ... Staff has the following corrnnents: a.) How will the Wetland 30 ("hay-field") be protected from being over-drained by the pump-reservoir system (pumpoff elevation of 64. 5' NGVD) . Staff recorrnnends the utilization of structures or ditch blocks between this wetland and the collector ditch to protect this wetland from being over-drained during pumping activities. In addition, the other connections should be plugged. Please include this detail on the construction drawings. b.) Please revise and resubmit construction drawings that show that the gravity structure, previously proposed for Basin 2, has been deleted. In addition, please provide the necessary details on the construction drawings to show how conveyance ditches leading from Wetland 30 are to be plugged to preclude gravity drainage. c.) Please revise and resubmit construction drawings showing the latest proposals for Basin 2. In addition, please provide the latest storm routings for review. 3. Please revise the construction drawings to show all on-site wetlands (including Wetland 30) based on our most recent site inspections and phone conversations. 4. Please provide calculations for each basin that demonstrates that the required water quality treatment will be provided prior to overflow to the receiving system. For Basins 1 & 3, please quantify the volume of water quality treatment that will be provided on-site when the gravity system is utilized. 5. For Basin 3, please relocate the proposed reservoir dike to avoid impacting Wetlands 9 & 11. Please submit revised construction drawings to address.
. . ,. Malcolm Johnson, P.E. Agricultural Engineering, PA Subject: 101 Ranch June 5, 1998 Page 3 of 3 ADVISORY COMMENT(S): 1. Please be advised that a modification to this permit may be required to address any revisions to the system, including ditch and associated culvert crossings of Fish Slough, within 101 Ranch which may be required as a result of the May 28, 1998 US District Court Order granting motion for preliminary injunction. In accordance with 40E-1.603(8) FAC, if the requested information is not received within 30 days of the date of this letter, this application may be processed for denial if not withdrawn by the applicant. Please submit FIVE copies of the information and include the above referenced application number. Should you have any questions, please call me at (941) 462-5260. Please attach a copy of the Requested Additional Information 11 copies requested. Loris C. Asmussen, P.E. Senior Engineer Okeechobee Service Center enclosed "Transmittal Form for to each of the required FIVE c: Okeechobee County Engineer-Tom Masterson, P.E./ApplicantHaynes Williams/ Audubon-Paul Gray/ Harry Payton/ Steve Walker/ Mike. Powell/ Lefty Durando/ Tiger Cattle Company