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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Grant to fund answers about St. Johns River

Published Apr 25, 2008
The St. Johns River Management District (SJRWMD) has contracted with Florida Tech scientists for a two-year, $300,000 project to obtain additional data regarding the fish larvae and eggs (ichthyoplankton) that inhabit the St. Johns River. The study is part of a comprehensive SJRWMD effort to address public concern regarding the cumulative impact of possible water withdrawals from the St. Johns River.

“We’ll get baseline data over an almost-two-year time span,” said Shenker. “Ultimately we will use this information to model what would occur if specific volumes of water were extracted and identify the boundaries of the environmental conditions we associate with significant environmental effects.” The final report is due Dec. 31, 2009.

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