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SWFWMD video shows hundreds of manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River after the shoreline was restored

SWFWMD says the manatees are "a great demonstration of why we recently restored the shoreline around Three Sisters Springs."
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SWFWMD buys Southworth Tract — 589 acres in Hernando County

SWFWMD has approved the purchase of 589 acres of land within the Weekiwachee Preserve, Southworth Tract, for about $4.6 million.
Rick Tschantz on Morris Bridge Sink

Permit to pump Morris Bridge Sink won’t be challenged

Hillsborough County will not file a legal challenge to a permit to pump water from a sinkhole in sensitive wetlands near the Hillsborough River. That’s after meetings by the region’s water management district produced a...
Hillsborough River

Tampa supports pumping water from Morris Bridge Sink

Unless they can work out differences by next week, it’s possible that several local governments will end up on opposite sides of a legal battle about whether to pump water from a sinkhole in sensitive...
Les Miller

Hillsborough moves meeting about sinkhole: keeps option of legal challenge

The region’s water management district has rejected Hillsborough County’s request for more time to consider a plan to pump water from a sinkhole located in sensitive wetlands; and after several environmentalists spoke out against pumping water...
Hillsborough County Commission

Hillsborough County threatens legal action against SWFWMD if plan to pump Morris Bridge Sink moves forward

Hillsborough County Commissioners oppose a plan to pump water from a sinkhole near Thonotosassa as one source to restore flow to the Lower Hillsborough River; meeting as the county’s Environmental Protection Commission Thursday morning, commissioners...
SWFWMD

Residents ask SWFWMD to delay decision to pump water from sinkhole

Residents are asking for a delay in a permit to pump water from a sinkhole located in wetlands near Thonotosassa until other sources of water can be considered; they say pumping water from Morris Bridge...
Hillsborough River State Park

Florida DEP signals intent to pump water from Morris Bridge Sink

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permission to pump water out of the Morris Bridge Sink near Thonotosassa; the DEP has just issued its notice...

Tampa Bay seagrass recovers; 40,000 acres most in 60 years

Tampa Bay seagrass recovers; 40,000 acres most in 60 years

Water management district seeks input on minimum water flows and levels

Water management district seeks input on minimum water flows and levels

Three Florida springs could be getting additional protections

Three Florida springs could be getting additional protections

Excessive flooding and climate change spur stormwater talks in Tampa

Excessive flooding and climate change spur stormwater talks in Tampa

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