One Size Fits All The MFLs Guarantee It




watery foundation copy In: One Size Fits All The MFLs Guarantee It | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River
On July 26, 2015 at 02:05PM, Tom at Watery Foundation published the following article:

During cold spells, manatees aggregate in warm water springs to survive. The minimum flows and levels established for these flowing systems must leave enough depth and water space for the half-ton marine mammals. Not a problem; just don’t issue water use permits that would lower flows and squeeze manatee box equivalents too hard:


That is just an illustration of space requirements, not a coffin. Pack ’em in.

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  1. The MFL gods are bound and determined to squeeze out the last inch of water that they can remove from the rivers to give to the for-profit users of free water. The manatees must have enough to be able to swim in their home rivers, so the water managers see just how far down they can go and in theory, still have enough left so the animals can go about their business of surviving.

    What happens if you get an oversize one? What happens if their calculations may be a bit off? An extra low tide?

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