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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Ocklawaha's fate is coming to a head

Published Oct. 1, 2007
At issue is the water district's plans to allow thirsty central Florida to siphon as much as 50 million gallons of water per day from the river.

Meanwhile, Marion County officials estimate this county's water needs will more than double during the next five decades. In addition, they predict there will not be enough groundwater to meet the county's water demand by 2015 without hurting area springs and that alternative water sources will be needed. That means that Marion County might want the Ocklawaha for itself or might have to turn to the Gulf of Mexico and desalinization.

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