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On The River: Central Florida Water Initiative

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director for St. Johns Riverkeeper While California receives the bulk of attention for its water shortages, water managers in Florida are also looking for solutions. How will our state meet the growing demand for water with an ever-increasing population? Central Florida is already reaching the sustainable limits of its predominant source of water, the Floridan Aquifer, with average total water use expected to continue to increase from approximately 800 million gallons a day (mgd) to about 1,100 mgd in 2035. In May 2015, the three water management districts surrounding central Florida formed the (CFWI) which created …

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