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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lake Munson future uncertain

Published December 9, 2007
Pollution problems have plagued Lake Munson for years, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's refusal recently to pay for a Leon County muck removal project highlighted the lake's ills and its uncertain future

Lake Munson has few plants left in it because of chemical treatments to kill hydrilla and a foreign species of apple snail that has a voracious appetite for aquatic plants.

The lake continues to receive dirty stormwater runoff from Munson Slough, which receives flow from drainage ditches in Tallahassee. There is disagreement among scientists on whether water quality has improved, the FWC said. The lake eventually drains into a sinkhole that flows to Wakulla Springs.

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