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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Guest column: The science involved in the Rodman dam dispute

Published Apr 7, 2015
With controversy on the removal of the Rodman dam in full swing, I would like to examine the science that makes up our understanding of the water flow in the Ocklawaha River basin, the St. Johns River and the Rodman dam pool itself.

Karst is a word geologists use to describe limestone that has been partially dissolved through time by slightly acidic rainfall and have numerous small and large (cave-sized) cavities.

This water was a combination of water from flow farther up the Ocklawaha River (the upper Ocklawaha River Basin, and Silver Springs), spring water discharging into the river from now submerged springs, rainfall and the creeks and spring runs entering the river channel.

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