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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Water specialists urge action before Marion's beautiful springs become a

Published Sep. 15, 2006
"We know that because of the population growth that the water quality of a large number of our springs, including Silver and Rainbow, have been affected," Scott said. "When you see a lot of algae in water that was not there 20 years ago, you wonder why." He said researchers are looking not only at the nitrates but the phosphorus levels, which also come from fertilizers and waste water

The Marion County Commission has been working on developing a springs protection program, which would set goals and objectives to be incorporated into the comprehensive plan and land development codes that regulate how property may be developed in spring shed areas.
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