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Friday, September 11, 2009

Levy commission concerned about siphoning of water supply

Published 9/10/09 - The Chiefland Citizen
The Levy County Commission is sending a letter to the St. John's Water Management District expressing the board's concern about what it feels is excessive water use in the populous area around Jacksonville.

“When it came to long-term draw down, you used to worry about a pipeline from South Florida,” he said. “Well, it's going to the Jacksonville area.”

He said some of the water is also being siphoned off by Georgia. That's because 60 percent of the Suwannee River water basin is in Georgia.

Because of the drawdowns, White Springs no longer flows. “And we're having problems with Worthington.”

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