Durring the period between the 1910s and the 1950s cattle vats throughout the state were filled with arsenic and other pesticides for the purpose of controling and eradicating the cattle fever tick. All farm animals were required by state law to be dipped every 14 days. There is now a concern that these abandoned vats may pose a health hazzard to the environment, therefore efforts are underway to locate these vats. The following list are the known vats located within Citrus County. If you can identify the location of any of these vats, you are encouraged to contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
|Withalacootchee State Forest #1||Unk|
|Withalacootchee State Forest #2||Unk|
|Withalacootchee State Forest # 3||Unk|
|Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).|