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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Drought keeping manatees out of Ichetucknee River

Published 5/10/2007
Manatees, an endangered species, are on the move in the Santa Fe River, and concerned residents want the public to know to watch out for these gentle giants as boaters travel the river.

A recent drought has caused the water level in the river to be lower than normal, which is affecting a limerock ridge that manatees usually swim over from the Santa Fe River into the Ichetucknee River, said Jim Stevenson, chairman of the Ichetucknee Springs Basin Working Group, a group dedicated to protecting the waters flowing to the Ichetucknee.

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