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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Consensus inches toward tapping two nearby rivers

Published September 19, 2008 - The Gainesville Sun
The St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers moved a little closer last week to becoming prime potable water sources for thirsty Central Florida.

More than 100 scientists, St. Johns River Water Management District engineers and environmental experts met in Gainesville on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the rivers as two potential water sources in 2013, when the state turns off the taps to Central Florida countries seeking to draw additional groundwater from the aquifer.

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