TOO FAR ANNUAL Rummage Sale 2018  (for a printable poster, click link)

Come to the huge in-door sale at the TOO FAR Water & Natural Resource, Inc. building on Gospel Island Rd. Inverness, FL.  Find everything from furniture to tea cups.   We have Clothes, Books, Household items, Tools, Chairs, Tables, Cupboards, Rugs, Appliances, Cameras, Baby Items, Collectibles, Games, Art and everything else! 

Date:  Friday, Jan. 19 & Saturday, Jan.  20 2018  

Time:  8 A.M. to 3 P.M each day

Location:  9228 E Gospel Island Rd., Inverness, FL  (352-419-8030)

Donations of items for the sale accepted at the TOO FAR Building Tuesday, Jan.16, 17 & 18th from 11 am to 2 pm.  Call for pick-up of large loads or items, 352-419-8030 or cell:  352-422-1251.

TOO FAR General Meeting 12-21-2017

TOO FAR December 2017 – Revised Release # 2[6588]

TOO FAR Press Release
For more Information call Sandra Koonce 352-634-4216

Minimum Flow Study of Withlacoochee – Topic of TOO FAR December meeting.

Kym Holzwart, a scientist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) who has led a two-year effort among government agencies to set up wetland monitoring sites in a five-county area, and a regional expert on Minimum Flow Levels, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Dec. 21 meeting of TOO FAR.

In addition, a video of the rebuilding of a SWDWMD control structure that will allow water to move faster between the Floral City pool and Davis Lake will be shown.

Additionally, guests will be able to find out the winner of an opportunity drawing for a top of the line kayak that TOO FAR has been selling tickets for during the lastseveral months.

Prior to the meeting, at 6 p.m., members and guests may enjoy a ham dinner. A donation of $6 is requested for the meal.

TOO FAR meetings are open to anyone in the community who is concerned about water rights and issues.

For more information about TOO FAR, call 352-419-8030.

TOO FAR November Meeting 11-16-2017



TOO FAR Press Release

For more Information call Sandra Koonce 352-634-4216

Mark Green, Growth Management Director for Citrus County Growth will be the guest speaker at the 6:30 p.m.  Thursday, Nov. 16 meeting of TOO FAR.

The Department of Growth Management is comprised of the Divisions of Building, Code Compliance and Land Development. The various Divisions implement programs and projects that guide the growth and development of the County including, but not limited to, plans review, permitting, inspections, code enforcement, land use planning, environmental sciences, and historic preservation.

Concerns of citizens pertaining to local lakes and rivers are also  addressed during the meetings which are open to anyone in the community who is concerned about water rights and issues.

The meeting is at the TOO FAR headquarters building, 9228 E. Gospel Island Road, Inverness.

A Thanksgiving themes dinner will be offered beginning at 6 p.m. before the program. A $6 donation is requested.

For more information about TOO FAR, call 352-419-8030.

TOO FAR Foundation Building

Florida Lake Watch Meeting Nov. 8th

A program sponsored by the University of Florida called Lake Watch is looking for volunteers to do water sampling in the Tsala-Apopka Chain of Lakes.  We need as many people as possible to help test 12 areas in each of the three pools.  The Floral City Pool is the only one being tested right now.  They are asking to do the sampling once a month.  It takes about 15 minutes for each site to collect and process the samples.  The database will then be used to help determine any problems that might exist and figure out ways to correct them if needed.

If interested, be the the TOO FAR building, 9228 E Gospel Island Rd., Inverness, FL 34450, Wednesday, November 8th at 12:00 Noon.  A representative from UF will be there to conduct the training.  It will take 1 to 2 hours.  Any questions please call:

Greg Hoying



If you are interested by unable to attend the training session there will be a volunteer meeting at the Citrus County Extension office on November 29, at 5:30 p.m.

Tsala Apopka Structures Closing Today (10-31-17)

Tsala Apopka Structures Closing Today

  • Today, water levels on the Withlacoochee River water level are dropping below lake levels in the Floral City Pool (upstream end of Tsala Apopka).
  • Structures are being closed today to conserve water in the lakes.
  • The Golf Course and Brogden Bridge structures were closed this morning.
  • The Leslie Heifner structure will be closed overnight to allow any boat traffic between the river and the lakes to return home.

When will they re-open?

  • Structures between the pools of Tsala Apopka will re-open when river levels are high enough to allow flow into the lakes.
  • Historically river water is available for a short time in the spring and a longer duration during late summer/fall.
  • Expect lake levels to drop over the next several months due to natural losses (evaporation, leakage to the aquifer).
  • The main factor that affects lake levels is rainfall, so another dry winter will lower lake levels right back to where we saw them at the beginning of the summer.

Best regards,


Mark Fulkerson, Ph.D., P.E.

Southwest Florida Water Management District

TF Tsala Apopka Structures Closing Today

(352) 796-7211, ext. 4410

(800) 423-1476 (FL only)

(352) 279-4493 (cell)

Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative