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Santa Fe River Alarming

Discussion in 'We Are Water Project!' started by Jill Heinerth, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: High Springs, Florida
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    To the individual that posted that he could buy as much water as he wanted because it was his right to do so... have a look at this. When the well runs dry, it won't matter how much you have in your pocket unless we all conserve like it was our last drop.

    This is the Santa Fe River in High Springs today. Its gone. This area used to be quite deep, flowing from mighty vents like Hornsby Spring. Many springs have ceased to flow completely. Desperate measures are required. Permitted withdrawals must stop, the agriculture community needs to make dramatic changes to watering and each citizen must do their best to conserve or the end of our springs is in sight.

    Jill Heinerth
    www.WeAreWaterProject.com
    DockNoRiver5583l.jpg DrySantaFe5577l.jpg SantaFeSign5565l.jpg
     
  2. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Villages, Florida
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    Where were these photos taken in relation to Ginnie Springs?
     
  3. Jill Heinerth

    Jill Heinerth RebreatherPro ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: High Springs, Florida
    257
    54
    28
    These are upstream right in the outskirts of High Springs at the 441 boat ramp. The 27 boat ramp is low with very green water with an algae warning from the Health Department. Some skin and respiratory irritations are possible. Further downstream the flow picks up from Rum, Poe, Blue Springs and then Ginnie. Poe has almost no flow right now and is a horrible mud hole. It used to flow clear, strong and beautiful. Sigh.
     

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