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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Larry Hasey: Florida's springs, rivers are close to crisis

Published 5/10/2011 Gainesville Sun
It was as clear to us as the sparkling clear water from the springs that feed the river: the growing demands on the state’s primary aquifer and its essential network of springs bring us close to crisis, if we haven’t already reached it.

JEA’s request for a new consumption permit is not unique but it might be one of the more serious threats facing our most vital natural resource. Locally, the battle over whether water from the Wacissa River should be tapped for commercial profit has provoked many of us to consider what we stand to lose. We have united in opposition.
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