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Updated: 01/08/2014 08:00:01AM

A river of time to find a name

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Good day to all and Happy New Year.

Did you know, of the two rivers emptying into Charlotte Harbor, it took the longest to settle on a name for the longest? The Myakka flows south from near the Hardee-Manatee county line for 68 miles and drains 235 square miles. The Peace begins northeast of Bartow, traveling 106 miles to Charlotte Harbor. Its drainage basin is 1,367 square miles.

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