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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cherokee Sink won't reopen without permit

Published June 10, 2009 - Tallahassee Democrat
The state park service-owned sinkhole was closed by state health officials March 12, after high levels of bacteria were found in the sinkhole's water. Though such closures are routine and usually temporary, the discovery revealed Cherokee Sink never received a "public bathing place" permit, as required of all swimming areas in state parks.

...public restrooms at Cherokee Sink would cost about $200,000 for construction and sewage — and they don't have the money right now.

...31,598 people visited Cherokee Sink last year.

...first time Cherokee Sink has been closed because of water quality since the state began operating it in 2001.

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