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Monday, August 27, 2007

Cloudy water, algae cause concern at Blue Spring

Published 8-23-2007
The collapse of an underground limestone cavern is the likely source of cloudy water at Blue Spring State Park over the past few weeks.

In addition to the clouds of limestone dust that hamper their vision, divers at the spring in Orange City have been complaining about a proliferation of black algae in the normally pristine spring run.

The algae's likely source is septic tanks and fertilizer spread on an increasing number of green lawns planted in the basin that drains into the spring and its underground source.
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