Author Topic: Central Florida taking water from the St. Johns  (Read 1670 times)

JeffreyS

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Central Florida taking water from the St. Johns
« on: December 19, 2007, 09:38:47 PM »
Central Florida wants to remove millions of gallons of water from the St. Johns river and it's tributaries. We need to voice our concerns on this. Central Florida needs to plan for sustainable growth not just burn through resources and then damage other parts of the state.  Neptune beach, Jax Beach and even COJ did the right thing passing resolutions opposing their plan. Seminole county has hired a lobby to convince(bribe) the Saint Johns River water management to approve their plan. I am a Clay county resident and will contact my county commission to ask them to pass a resolution against. Learn more at http://www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/default.asp We need the other counties of the St. Johns river basin and the Governor to oppose this as well.
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Re: Central Florida taking water from the St. Johns
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 08:43:26 AM »
Thanks JeffreyS for rallying the troops on this one.  As you are probably aware, a lot has happened since your last post.  St. Johns County has passed a resolution and the Duval Delegation will be taking this up at their meeting next week. 

Hopefully, Clay will follow suit if more concerned residents like you contact the commissioners.   

Because of the uproar in NE FL, the SJRWMD recently stated that they are going to study this for 2 more years before any withdraw projects are allowed to proceed.  They also have stated that they are going to put together a team of independent scientists to review the data and studies that have been and will be conducted.  This is progress.

However, if you look at the statements and actions of some of the utilities that are vying for our river water, they are clearly not hearing that same message from the District.  They have obviously gotten the impression that water withdrawals will be allowed in the near future.  As a result, we have to keep the pressure on.

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Re: Central Florida taking water from the St. Johns
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 09:30:06 AM »
I have been told by members of the Clay county commissioners that they plan follow with a resolution after the water summit on Jan 25th.
one email http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,1445.0.html
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