Technical Documents
Rainbow River Fish Count 2020 - Report A Rainbow River in-river fish count was performed by the Florida Springs Institute and supported by Rainbow River Conservation staff. The report compares three years of data at three stations on the upper Rainbow River.
SB 552 How has it worked out A Retrospective Analysis – The Impact of Florida's 2016 Water Law On Restoration of Florida's Springs - Bob Palmer - Sept 2017
Rainbow Springs Surface Water Improvement Plan (SWIM) Water District Plan to protect and restore the water quantity and quality in the Rainbow River 2015 (2.7 MB)
Regional Water Supply Plan SWFWMD northern district
Plan to provide water resources to SWFWMD northern district for the next 25 years (6.0 MB)
CRISPS Executive Summary 2017 This three year study by University of Florida Water Institute for the St, Johns River Water Management District describes impact sources on springs water quality and flow quantity. (Summary 450KBytes)
CRISPS Full Report 2017 This three year study by University of Florida Water Institute for the St, Johns River Water Management District describes impact sources on springs water quality and flow quantity. (Report 69 MBytes)
Rainbow Springs Restoration Action Plan - Exec Summary Executive Summary of the Rainbow Springs Restoration Action Plan December 2013 (4.5 M)
Rainbow Springs Restoration Action Plan - August 2013 Review of Rainbow River geology, recharge area, environmental and imapact on water qualtiy with a Restoration Action Plan (5.4 MB)
Dr. Bob Knight Letter to Adam Putnam on improving Ag BMPs This is an open letter From Dr. Bob Knight after the Adam Putman Meeting of the Water Policy Advisory Council on Aug. 23, 2013
Rainbow River Environmental Study - Sept 2012 Report describes a one year program to monitor recreational use of the Rainbow River and its impact on the river environment. 6 MB
2011 Rainbow River Vegetation Evaluation This report describes an extensive study and mapping of vegetation in the Rainbow River. Comparisons are made with three previous studies in 1996, 2000 and 2005 (4.44 MBytes)
Resource Protection - RRR Resource Protection Assessment of the Rainbow River Ranch 2013
Valueing Florida's Clean Waters Report discussing Florida's impaired waters with algae growth and the effort of EPA and FDEP to analyze choices. (1 MB)
First Do No Harm Dr. Bob Knight article on reduced water flows in springs published in Gainesville Iguana on October 6, 2012

Restoration Plan for the Rainbow Springs and River Draft June 2011

This Draft Restoration Plan was developed by the Rainbow
Springs Basin Working Group during the 2010-2011 time frame. (3.1MBytes)
Survey of Birds on the Lower Rainbow River This bulletin describes the environment on the Rainbow River and presents a survey of birds during the spring of 2006 (3 MB)
The Significance of Lake Rousseau for Wading Birds This report details a survey of wading birds on Lake Rousseau in central Florida and difficulties encountered during nesting season.
Photos of 11 listed species that nest or use the lake. (4.2 MB)
The Withlacoochee River Watershed Report Executive Summary A Study by the University of Florida on the Withlacoochee River Basin. Executive Summary (1 MB)
The Withlacoochee River Watershed Biophysical and Regulator Characteristics A Study by the University Florida on the Withlacoochee River Basin. (12.6 MB)
Halpata Tastanaki Review This May 2014 review discusses impact of the Sabal Trail Gas Pipeline proposed route through the Scrub-Jay nesting area of the preserve (8.3 MByte)
Rainbow Springs Aquatic Preserve Management Plan 2016 FDEP Plan Update for 2016 for the management of the Rainbow Spring Aquatic Preserve (14.4 MB)
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