What is a MFL?
A MFL, or minimum flow and minimum water level, is required by Florida law to ensure adequate protection is provided to our water bodies, including rivers, springs and lakes. These levels set minimum requirements for water levels on specific water bodies that sustain the resources and habitat, including recreation, wildlife, fish passage, vegetation, wetland health and more.
Established MFLs are used as a basis for managing withdrawals of groundwater and surface water, for reviewing proposed surface water management and storage systems and stormwater management systems, and for imposing water shortage restrictions.
The District maintains an annual MFL schedule and is set to implement a new MFL on the Lower Santa Fe/Ichetucknee River by the end of 2019.
To learn more about MFLs, visit our website.