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Some positive news for once

Postby WhoDey » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:14 pm

Restoration of the Glades can only be a good thing, unless I am missing some underlying government motives here.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/24/everglades/index.html
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Postby MoJo » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:49 pm

Heheh while there restoring they will discover black gold "oil" :wink:
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Postby onshore » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:48 am

Kind of makes me proud to be a Floridian, albeit a new one. At least the state has lived up well beyond it's agreed participation in the restoration - especially with most federal funds, though approved by Congress, are still a no show.
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Re: Some positive news for once

Postby PBFisher » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:34 am

This is the best news I've heard in the 6 years I've lived in Florida. For many years South Florida Water Management District has been pumping water out of Lake Okeechobee, sending that water into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The consequences were:
1. Drying up the Everglades.
2. Drawing down the water levels in the aquifers.
3. Nourishing the Red and Green tides.
4. Killing the estuaries where our fishing habitat begins.
5. Many other bad things.

BUT the Water District has 75 days to negotiate a deal with Florida Crystals (sugar company) or this will all fall apart.
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