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Thursday, September 07, 2006

A River in Danger -- Algae killing Ichetucknee Springs

Published September 7, 2006
Experts attribute the changes to development - particularly spray fields, septic tanks and stormwater that carry nitrates - in and around the Ichetucknee Springs Basin.

Up to 5,000 tubers per day float the river, adding up to 200,000 people per year who bring about $23 million to the area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't make since to blame this on just waste runoff. We have been living where we poop for thousands of years. Are there too many of us now or maybe its really another reason. I could see where they wouldn't want to say nitrates from ferilizer would cause any problems. We mine way too much phosphate here in Florida for that kind of talk.