Withlacoochee River – Its History and Ours!
Your Cooperative is named after the majestic river that flows through eight counties, five of which are in our service area. These counties are Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Pasco, Polk, and Sumter. It is also one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north. Originating in the Green swamp, the Withlacoochee River winds for 141 miles before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown.
The name “Withlacoochee” is derived from one of Florida’s Native American tribes, the Creek. It means “Little Big Water”, which makes sense as both floods and droughts have caused the water levels to rise or drop many times over its history. Another meaning is “crooked river”, which accurately describes the twists and turns it makes on its way towards the Gulf of Mexico.
WREC was first organized on August 20, 1941, and the rivers name was chosen as it was a ……….Read more about Withlacoochee River's History and more WREC news
How to Spot a Scam
Recently, several Members have contacted us and reported that certain individuals called them pretending to represent WREC. Please review the picture information about how to spot a scam. Be safe and do not get scammed, especially during these trying times.Read more about How to Spot a Scam
Electric Vehicles are the Future!
WREC recently launched it’s new choose EV feature on its website to allow our Members to make informed decisions about EV’s and provide them with the most accurate and updated information available. This is located on the top tab of our home page under ‘EV Information‘. Please check this out as there is a multitude of up-to-date information regarding Electric Vehicles. WREC is Prepared!Read more about Electric Vehicles
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