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Manatees seeking the warmer waters at Three Sisters Springs

During manatee season, which runs through March, the Three Sisters Springs property, co-owned by the District, sees increased manatee activity. This is why the District completed the Three Sisters Springs Bank Stabilization Project along the shoreline in 2016. The shoreline surrounding the springs was eroded and undercut from years of manatee and human activity. The erosion caused sediments to enter the spring vents and shoreline trees to collapse, which resulted in a loss of habitat. These conditions also were a safety concern for visitors. (Jan. 4, 2018) Video provided by Southwest Florida Water Management District

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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