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Old August 2, 2017   #31
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Fresh,it is the only material(non salt water,limestone)that keeps Florida and its land becoming what we have now"salt water intrusion"that is actually over indunuating the ground and damaging foliage.Roots do not like salt.Now the global warming crowd is in on the deal,sides have been taken.Developement and ribbons of asphalt,concrete have impeded our north to south flow of H2o another tree hugger cause......
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Wow and thanks. Know nothing about gator country water table. Sounds political and of utmost importance. I'm properly at 20 ft have an old capped well I haven't investigated. That would be better than city water.
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Having lived in S FL, I agree with the tree huggers on this one. Most of the N-S flow has been diverted a) to make land arable for cane, cattle, and citrus, b) to stop Lake Okechobee from flooding (a natural occurrence), c) to reclaim more coastal land for development. The result is that the 'Glades - the only non-desert at that latitude - is now trending toward desert, and the great fish hatchery of Florida Bay had been destroyed. Even the Corp of Engineers has realized that the old policies were devastating and are trying to reverse at least part of the diversion.

Diverting all that fresh water to the sea has had an effect on the water table too.


P.S. In the US we pay some of the world's highest prices for sugar. Why? To keep the cane farmers rich. What, the subsidies don't do enough, we have to have tariffs too?
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Having lived in S FL, I agree with the tree huggers on this one. Most of the N-S flow has been diverted a) to make land arable for cane, cattle, and citrus, b) to stop Lake Okechobee from flooding (a natural occurrence), c) to reclaim more coastal land for development. The result is that the 'Glades - the only non-desert at that latitude - is now trending toward desert, and the great fish hatchery of Florida Bay had been destroyed. Even the Corp of Engineers has realized that the old policies were devastating and are trying to reverse at least part of the diversion.

Diverting all that fresh water to the sea has had an effect on the water table too.


P.S. In the US we pay some of the world's highest prices for sugar. Why? To keep the cane farmers rich. What, the subsidies don't do enough, we have to have tariffs too?
They need to drain the swamp.

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No, there's a swamp that needs draining , but this one needs refilling.


Actually, it's less of a swamp than a slow, shallow river this has been brought nearly to a stop.
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Save the manatees.
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When visiting the glades in a airboat as we get to often,the best tour to take is this one linked below.The only way to find it is GPS coordinates.Old timers tell me the reason it is called "the river of grass"is because it does move en mass.Scary trip at nite,scarier when no one really found the airliner,people,no cushions,no jet fuel,no suit cases,nada,zip.Afraid to read the FAA report,they called it " augering in".Only boots that stay on your feet if/when you gots to go in are laced to the knee snakeboots,all others are sumped off in that muck that is down there.Lot of misconceptions and new ones after that one.There is 8 billion bucs somewhere that has been destined for EGlades Restoration started by Marjory Stoneman Douglas decades ago,politics anyone.And we leave it at that nowadays.The glades is basically owned by Indian tribes/governmentFed,cannot be built on,and is a full fledged casino,nightclub,bingo hall owned thru treaty's,lies etc.

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