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Speed restrictions on Santa Fe River

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Water levels are way up on the Santa Fe River, and that’s led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to impose some boating speed restrictions.  A 32 mile stretch of the river from O’Leno State Park to where the were Santa Fe meets the Suwannee is now under an “Idle speed, No wake zone.”   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Forrest Smith talked with Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about why that’s been imposed and what the implications are.

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Again, that toll free wildlife alert number Parker mentioned is 888-404-3922. The website she mentioned is www.myfwc.com

About Forrest Smith

Forrest is a radio news manager for WUFT News. Reach him by emailing news@wuft.org or calling 352-392-6397.

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