Florida drought puts cities, farmers, and recreational users at odds
August 8, 2007

A big fight has broken out in Florida over plans to pump agricultural runoff into Lake Okeechobee, which at about 9.5' deep right now is 4' below normal for this time of year. Farmers want to surcharge the lake in order to provide a backup supply of irrigation water for the wintertime, but others think that the runoff water will only compound the environmental problem by adding excess nutrients to the water and creating harm to marine life. And, of course, there's the ever-present challenge of making sure there's enough water for local residents to drink.

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last revised August 2007