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Otter Springs Restoration Project
Otter Springs
Otter Springs

Background
The Otter Springs Restoration Project is a partnership between the District and Gilchrist County. High volumes of sediment, sand, and debris have washed into the spring run and vents, altering the magnitude of flow from the springs. Over the years the original head spring has become almost completely blocked.

Project Benefits
  • Remove nutrients, sediments, and debris from the spring vents and spring runs
  • Stabilize the springs banks to control further erosion
  • Replace or fix deteriorating retaining walls
  • Construct access points to the spring and spring run
  • Restore the flow of the original head spring to historic levels
  • Improve water quality within springs

Budget
The District is funding the $140,000 project. Gilchrist County will be providing project management oversight.

Milestones
  • Agreement Signed: 2/11/2014
  • Data Collection and Evaluation Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of March 2014
  • Engineering, Permitting, and Design Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of March 2014
  • Construction Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of June 2014

For more information, please contact Dave Dickens, District project manager, at 386.362.1001, 1.800.226.1066 (FL only), or .

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