Nichols Spring ERP, Withlacoochee (south) River, Sumter County, FL

Apparently Charlie Dean has one more day left on an FDEP permit to build a dock at Nichols Spring on the Withlacoochee (south) River at Lat: 28° 50′ 23.6438″ Lon: -82° 12′ 9.8242″ (28.839901, -82.202729), at SR 44 on CR 251 West, Wildwood, in Sumter County, Florida. The nearest house, maybe his, is at 5927 CR 251W, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538.

Site Plan

Possibly this is former Florida State Senator Charlie Dean (R-District 5), who represented parts or all of Baker, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Suwannee, and Union Counties, Florida, but curiously not Sumter County.

Found via How to Find an ERP Permit on the FDEP Internet Site and Nexus: FDEP Water Permit/Application Number = 0309661001ES. See the WWALS website for the permit in PDF and images of each page.

[Aerial Map, DHR No. 2012-0901]
Aerial Map, DHR No. 2012-0901

In the Final Permit, especially interesting are the Site Plan and the letter from the Division of Archaeological Resources with its Aerial Map, DHR No. 2012-0901.

This ERP is not in our WWALS watersheds, since the Withlacoochee (south) River flows into the Gulf, unlike our Withlacoochee (north) River that flows into the Suwannee. However, we do have quite a few members in that watershed, and this is an interesting example of a small-scale ERP.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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