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Saturday, November 03, 2007

St. Johns water needed for a thirsty Orlando

Published 11/2/2007
By 2025, traditional groundwater sources could come up 200 million gallons a day short in supplying potable water throughout Northeast and Central Florida.

Kirby Green, executive director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, gave that projection Thursday as he described plans to begin pumping water from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers to combat the projected shortfall.

Green spoke for about an hour to the Northeast Florida Regional Council about a controversial plan to draw 262 million gallons of river water daily in order to quench rapid growth in the Orlando region.
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