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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Waterways Commission considers blocking river withdrawal permit

Published 02/15/2008
The Jacksonville Waterways Commission was advised, even warned, to start paying very close attention to what’s happening to the St. Johns River in Central Florida.

The pending permit that would allow Seminole County to tap the St. Johns for an average of 5.5 million gallons of water per day — with a maximum of 11 million gallons a day — for the proposed Yankee Lake facility may mark the beginning of what many conservationists in Northeast Florida have feared.

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