County approves Crystal River Airport master plan

Tom Davis, Citrus County aviation pioneer

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday approved the updated master plan for the Crystal River Airport.

Commisioners approved the long-range plan, which reaches into 2027, unanimously.

The FAA recommends updating the Airport Master Plan (with the Airport Layout Plan) every five to 10 years, or sooner if significant changes have occurred at the airport. 

SWFWMD board approves plans for Homosassa, Chassahowitzka rivers

SWFWMD SWIM Program Logo

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board (SWFWMD) recently approved the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plans for the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka rivers, meaning all five first-magnitude springs in the District now have established plans for improvement of those water bodies.

The SWIM Act requires the District to maintain a priority list of water bodies of regional and statewide significance and develop plans and programs for their improvement.

CCSO keeping eye on Withlacoochee River water level

The water is right at 8.7 feet on Thursday at the bridge at State Road 200 along the Withlacoochee River. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff's Office on September 28, 2017)
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office spent part of Thursday monitoring the water level along the Withlacoochee River in Citrus County.
Sheriff Mike Prendergast rode along with the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit along certain points of the river to get a closer look at the rising waters, and found the water has risen 9 inches at certain points along the river since last Friday.

Inglis dam water causing turbulence

Inglis Dam spillway (CCSO photo on September 26, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office reported on Tuesday that water flowing from the Inglis Dam spillway is causing turbulence downstream on the Withlacoochee River.

Residents along the river below the dam who have boats tied to docks should check to ensure that their boats are secure.

The temporary closure of the Inglis Dam boat ramp by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection / Florida Park Service will remain in effect until the water turbulence subsides.

TOP VIDEO: Irma and Flooding

Hurricane Irma left two gifts for Citrus County as it passed into history.

The first gift was a combination of storm debris, roof damage, food spoilage and power failures.

The second gift is just now being "unwrapped" -- flooding along the Withlacoochee River.

Sheriff's Capt. Dave DeCarlo, Citrus County Emergency Operations Director, explains the status of the storm's newest effects to the Citrus County Commission (September 26, 2017)


Emergency Ops Director DeCarlo updates county on storm, flooding

Capt. Dave DeCarlo, Citrus County Emergency Operations DirectorCitrus County Emergency Operations Director Dave DeCarlo on Tuesday updated county commissioners on the effects of Hurricane Irma and the water levels of the Withlacoochee River in the Citrus County area.


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