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Crystal River/Kings Bay System MFLs Will Be Set

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We have received information about a workshop by the SWFWMD to present their proposals for setting MFLs for the Crystal River/Kings Bay system.  This is an opportunity to tell the district that we do not want to continue to destroy our waters.

If you can attend and speak, please do so.  If that is not possible, please write comments to the names at the bottom of this post.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life:  once taken, it cannot be brought back-

1)      The final draft of the Peer Review Report has been completed and is available electronically. The peer review panel is supporting up to a 12% additional reduction in flow to this system.

2)      A public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at the Crystal River Middle School auditorium. Agenda is attached.

3)      The presentation to the District’s Governing Board will be at their board meeting on May 23. The agenda for this meeting is not yet available.



Southwest Florida Water Management District

Proposed Minimum Flow for the Crystal River/Kings Bay System

Public Workshop


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 Thursday, April 27, 2017  5:00 p.m.

Crystal River Middle School Auditorium

344 N.E. Crystal Street, Crystal River, Florida 34428

5:00 p.m. Public Information Open House

5:45 p.m. Presentations begin, followed by public comments

  1. Welcome, Introductions, and Background Information

– Melissa Gulvin, Government Affairs Program Manager, SWFWMD1

  1. Proposed Minimum Flow for the Crystal River/Kings Bay System

– Gabe Herrick, PhD, Senior Environmental Scientist, SWFWMD1

  1. Evaluation of Hydrologic Changes to the Crystal River/Kings Bay System



For questions regarding the meeting or the proposed minimum flow for the Crystal River/Kings Bay system,

please contact Gabe Herrick by email at, by telephone at 1-800-423-1476,

extension 4275, or by mail at the address listed at the top of this agenda.

If you wish to speak during the public comment period, please fill out a speaker’s card and give it to the moderator

(Melissa Gulvin), who will call on you at the appropriate time during the meeting. Comments will typically be

limited to three minutes per speaker. In appropriate circumstances, the moderator may grant exceptions to the

three-minute limit.

1SWFWMD = Southwest Florida Water Management District



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