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Monday, September 10, 2007

Riverbed to death bed: Withlacoochee River looks like it’s dying; residents blame herbicides

Published Sep 08, 2007
Doug and Melody Rush can walk out the back door of their home on the lower Withlacoochee River and see the river running fast and clear below them, but they say something is missing from this picture of rural tranquility. They say the river has lost all of its all plant life for many miles.

The Rushes and a half-dozen neighbor couples believe herbicides sprayed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on 4,000-acre Lake Rousseau up-river has killed all the plant life along the river bottom and on its banks up to the high water line
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