Michael D. Bates
For the Riverland News
BROOKSVILLE — About 75 people packed the Southwest Florida Water Management District board chambers Tuesday to protest a proposal to adopt a minimum flow level for the Rainbow River that’s a 5 percent decrease over the present flow rate.
After three hours of public comment, water district board members discussed the matter for almost another hour before voting unanimously to adopt the minimum flow and level (MFL) rate. It is the first time a minimum flow rate has been set for the southwest Marion County river.
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