Tag Archives: Cedar Key

Salinity in Cedar Key: bad for drinking water, good for clams

Cedar Key residents lined up on Wednesday to receive jugs of fresh drinking water.  Saltwater intrusion into the city’s wellfield caused by the drought has city and health officials working for a solution.  Meanwhile, the key industry that fuels the Cedar Key community is thriving.  Clam farming has had a 45-million dollar …

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Saltwater intrusion affects Cedar Key water supply

The recent drought has caused Cedar Key’s water to be deemed unfit for human consumption due to increased chloride levels caused by saltwater intrusion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lindsey Zionts spoke with Cedar Keys’ Water and Sewer Board Chairman, David Beach, about what city officials are doing now, and when residents can expect to …

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Fourth of July a hit in north Florida

The Independence Day celebrations across north central Florida gave people a chance to get together, enjoy food and fireworks, and relax. In Micanopy and Cedar Key activities were a time to celebrate and congratulate. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, the festivites in these cities provided more than just …

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Clamming up for the cook off

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant will be competing at the 30th annual Great Chowder Cook-Off Saturday. Tony’s Seafood is the only restaurant in the state of Florida competing in the cook-off this year which is set to take place in Cedar Key, Florida. Manager Diana Bible says she believes in the chowder …

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Open house on Seahorse Key this Saturday

Seahorse Key is a tiny island off of the coast of Florida near Cedar Key. In addition to a U-F Marine Lab, Seahorse Key is a nesting ground for Florida’s brown pelicans. As Erica Cordell reports, for the third time this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold …

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Cedar Key Clam Farmers Play The Waiting Game

Hurricanes, the net ban, storm water and sewage issues are just some of the threats Cedar Key fishermen and farmers have battled in the past. The most current threat to the sleepy fishing village on the Gulf Coast is the growing oil slick which could potentially wipe out Cedar Key’s …

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