Three Sisters Springs Bank Stabilization Project
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Three Sisters Springs Refuge
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District will be implementing a shoreline restoration project around Three Sisters Springs to repair the eroded shoreline and prevent future erosion. Construction is expected to begin April 2016 and be completed by November 2016. For safety, the entire property and all access to the springs will be closed to the public during construction.
The shoreline surrounding the springs is eroded and undercut from years of manatee and human activity. The erosion has caused sediments to enter the spring vents, fallen trees and a loss of habitat. It is also a safety concern for visitors. The need for this restoration work has been recognized since 2010 when the property was purchased for conservation. The bank will be stabilized by filling undercut areas with soil bags and reinforcing the shoreline with limestone boulders. The installation of native wetland plants around the new shoreline will provide additional stabilization, help trap pollutants from storm water runoff and improve the habitat of Three Sisters Springs.
The Three Sisters Springs property is co-owned by the District and the City of Crystal River. It is managed by the City and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For the safety of visitors, all three parties agree the property needs to be closed to the public during the project.
Three Sisters Springs property and all access to the springs will be closed during a multi-month construction project to restore and stabilize the shoreline.
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City of Crystal River
123 NW HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Ph: (352) 795-4216