Public workshop March 16 on draft Silver Springs MFLs and Prevention Strategy

The St. Johns River Water Management District is holding a public workshop to provide information and receive public comments on proposed minimum flows and a proposed prevention strategy for Silver Springs in Marion County.

PALATKA, Fla., March 10, 2017 — The St. Johns River Water Management District is holding a public workshop to provide information and receive public comments on proposed minimum flows and a proposed prevention strategy for Silver Springs in Marion County.

WHAT: Silver Springs Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) public workshop
WHEN: March 16, 2017, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Marion County Commission Auditorium, 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL  34472

The St. Johns River Water Management District is currently working to establish minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for Silver Springs, a first-magnitude spring in Marion County and one of several Outstanding Florida Springs (OFS). These priority OFS springs are required by state law to have MFLs in place by July 1, 2017. MFLs set the limit of available water beyond which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to a water body.

To review or comment on the draft report on the proposed MFLs or to learn more about the proposed prevention strategy for Silver Springs, visit the district’s webpage at www.sjrwmd.com/facts/SilverSpringsMFL.html.