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Monday, December 03, 2007

River needs its water, Peyton says

Published 12/2/07
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton weighed in last week on the controversial efforts to drain drinking water from the St. Johns River to help Central Florida.

Though Peyton said he wants to allow the St. Johns River Water Management District the time to finish its research into possibly diverting up to 262 million

gallons of water a day from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers, he's having a hard time digesting the idea.

"I cannot think of a single scenario that pulling water out of this river would be good for the river," Peyton said.

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