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As Drought Adds To COVID-19 Woes, A Reminder To Conserve Water During Florida’s Dry Season

Alachua County had only 0.99 inches of rain in March, according to Fay Baird, the senior hydrologist of the Suwannee River Water Management District. This is less than 25% of what was expected for March, making it one of the driest Marches on record since 1932.

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On Both Sides Of The Dam

The Ocklawaha River was dammed in 1968. The flooded reservoir drowned over 7,500 acres of floodplain forest and 20 freshwater springs. Over 50 years later, people continue to fight for and against the existence of the dam.

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Residents Rally As Decision Nears On Seven Springs’ Request To Pump From Ginnie Springs

While Seven Springs waits to see if it can get another 20-year permit renewal from the Suwannee River Water Management District, the community has mobilized. With the final say in the hands of its six-member governing board, residents have poured out in numbers to voice their opposition. 

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