Suwannee and Santa Fe River Boating Restricted Areas - 68D-24.020
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Division of Law Enforcement’s Boating and Waterways Section, announces a public workshop to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, FL 32038
PURPOSE: The purpose and effect of this workshop is to address possible rule changes to Rule 68D-24.020, Florida Administrative Code (Suwannee and Santa Fe River Boating Restricted Areas) affecting vessel speed during flood conditions within the Santa Fe River, and dividing the river into four (4) independent zones for the purpose of regulating vessel speed during flood events; activating and deactivating the zones independently, which would more accurately reflect the public safety needs during various flood events occurring within the basin, referencing current United States Geological Survey river stage gauges and datum, and raising the trigger level in the lower portion of the Santa Fe River basin to more closely align with the official river flood stage as was intended by current Florida law from 17’ to 18’.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting MyFWC.com/Boating and look up “Workshops” under the heading “Waterway Management.” Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. You can also contact Captain Gary Klein, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways Section, 620 South Meridian St., Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600, (850) 488-5600, or email: (email@example.com
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