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Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Addresses Lake Levels, Sinkholes and Water Usage

By on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

Despite recent rainfall, Florida is still in desperate need of water to help fill area lakes and more importantly the Floridan aquifer.

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$1.08 Million Federal Grant Will Map North Florida Sinkhole Risk Areas

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

The grant, financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the state’s division of emergency management, will try to generate a map defining areas across the state that are more vulnerable to potential sinkhole activity.

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In the news: Spending cuts remain, Detriot emergency manager, Chihuahua puppies, Man in sinkhole

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Obama Signals He’d Let Cuts Stand to Avoid U.S. Shutdown – President Obama and Congressional leaders had a White House meeting Friday. They emerged without resolution to the budget impasse, meaning the spending cuts that take effect Friday could remain [...]

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Environmental officials look for sinkholes in Debby’s wake

By and on June 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

Sinkholes are a natural and common geological feature for North Central Florida, but their numbers have quickly increased after heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports how and where these sinkholes are forming, and what people [...]

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Alachua County asks for public’s help on reporting sinkholes

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is encouraging residents to quickly report any newly spotted or potential sinkholes. County officials say the sooner they learn of problems, then the faster they can make repairs.  They say with the extreme drought experienced in the past [...]

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