Sand Mining

The 3RT Sand Mine site in Levy County, Florida is in the Rainbow Springs springshed.

[Map: 3RT Sand Mine in Rainbow Springshed --Suwannee Riverkeeper]
Map: 3RT Sand Mine in Rainbow Springshed –Suwannee Riverkeeper

Neither Levy County nor the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) have adequately dealt with the mine site being in the Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) for Rainbow Springs, which was issued by SWFWMD and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). In its Environmental Resource Program (ERP) Permit for the 3RT Sand Mine, SWFWMD actually instructed the applicant not to consider any springshed.

There is a petition against the mine and you can attend relevant Levy County BOCC meetings or call or write them.