This 157-mile stream originates in Green Swamp in Hernando County and flows
north to the Gulf at Yankeetown. The stream has many limerock areas and
associated swamps. Water levels fluctuate except in Lake Rousseau and the area
just above the influence of Rainbow River. Water color is dark during the rainy
season and clear during low water. Public ramps are located at S.R. 44 in
Rutland, C.R. 470 north of Lake Panasofkee, the Outlet River west of Lake
Panasofkee on C.R. 470 in Sumter County, C.R. 39 north of SR 200 in Citrus
County, U.S. Highway 41 at Dunnellon and SR 40 at Yankeetown.