Lee Commissioner on Brown Water: ‘It’s Going to Take Time’

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Article courtesy of  CHAD GILLIS | Feb 24, 2016 | news-press.com | Shared as educational material


Tannin-filled water from the Calooshatchee River is pumped into the C-43 West Basin Reservoir in Hendry County in 2013. (Photo Credit: Andrew West, The News-Press)

Unseasonable flooding has caused runoff and freshwater to be pushed into the Gulf of Mexico, killing sea grass beds. South Florida’s drainage system cannot handle the excess water during the rainy season, making many river to remain at maximum levels. These conditions have caused the ecology to suffer and it may take months to repair the harm done to natural water resources. Read more online: http://newspr.es/2xyPGHh



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