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Public workshop April 20 on draft MFLs for Alexander Springs, two others

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PALATKA – The St. Johns River Water Management District is holding a public workshop to provide information and receive public comments on proposed minimum flows for three Outstanding Florida Springs - Alexander Springs in Lake County, Gemini Springs in Volusia County and Silver Glen Springs in Marion County. Florida law requires the adoption of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) statewide for 31 Outstanding Florida Springs by July 1, 2017, including Alexander, Silver Glen and Gemini springs.

WHAT: Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) public workshop for Alexander, Silver Glen and Gemini springs

WHEN: April 20, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: SJRWMD headquarters, Governing Board room, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, FL 32177

The workshop is an opportunity for district staff to present information and take public comment on the recommended MFLs for Alexander, Silver Glen and Gemini springs. MFLs set the limit of available water beyond which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to a water body.

The public comment period for these MFLs is April 13-May 4, 2017.

For more information or to review or comment on the draft report on the proposed MFLs, visit the district's webpage at www.sjrwmd.com/facts/AlexanderSilverGlenGeminiMFL.html.