Water management districts in North Florida are in the hot seat over the way they distribute water permits. The current dry conditions are pitting agriculture against residents in a number of north central florida communities. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports many people says the agency needs to rethink just how much water everyone can pump.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/waterfinal.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.