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Public workshop to address impact to Weeki Wachee River

Posted at 6:00 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 07:30:38-05

Southwest Florida Water Management District is set to hold a public workshop on Wednesday to address the Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study.


According to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the study was completed to evaluate how recreational activities are causing a big impact to the river system in Hernando County. The project was included in the Weeki Wachee River Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan.

Project details

A third-party consultant conducted the study. They collected water samples, conducted in-person tests, installed four data collection devices and more. Click here for more information.

The meeting will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting Hall, located at 4340 Calienta St. in Hernando Beach.

A draft of the report is available by clicking here.