Residents have a new resource devoted to the area’s major springs systems.
The District has launched WaterMatters.org/Springs, a one-stop-shop of information on the area’s five major springs systems in Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties and what the District is doing to monitor and restore them.
These five systems include: the Chassahowitzka, Homosassa, Rainbow and Weeki Wachee rivers, plus the Crystal River/Kings Bay area.
Here, residents can discover recreational opportunities, what they can do to protect the springs and how to get involved in upcoming volunteer opportunities. Plus, hear firsthand from the District’s team of springs experts about ongoing restoration projects at Chassahowitzka Springs, Kings Bay and Three Sisters Spring. Users will find regular project updates, photos, videos and contest information.
It’s part of the District’s efforts to make more data available to the public, according to Chris Anastasiou, District Springs Team leader
“The new springs website will feature information in an easy-to-understand format,” he said.