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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Officials: Reconsider Restoring Kissengen Spring

Published 5/27/2008
Water management district officials advised a Peace River oversight committee of the district’s strategies to recover the flow of the upper portion of the river, which is now disappearing down a series of sinkholes and crevices.

...the spring ceased flowing in the 1950s and ’60s because of overpumping, primarily for phosphate mining. Pumping for agricultural and public supply has increased since, keeping the aquifer depleted.

Background Info:
Kissengen Spring(PDF)

Picture of Measuring Stick at Kissengen Spring. It was placed by the U.S. Geological Survey to show water levels. If they reached 83 feet, water would once again spill into the Peace River. It's been under that since the 1950s.

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