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MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle
The Withlacoochee River defines Citrus County’s eastern border. The northwesterly flowing river is a fragile source of water with its origins in the Green Swamp.
Repairing the river

Water district officials are getting set to run through 19 scenarios they recently unveiled regarding the health and management of one of this state’s iconic rivers — the Withlacoochee.

The 160-mile-long river flows northward from its source in the Green Swamp near Orlando, through berms, ditches, dams, the Tsala Apopka Chain of Lakes, and the Lake Rousseau Reservoir before it flushes out into the Gulf of Mexico.

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