Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Fresh water for the river

While all signs would point to the logical conclusion to the contrary, ie; gutting of the county wetlands division, the threat of a dump on 22nd, etc - the City, Swiftmud, and Friends of the River have actually come to an agreement about the lower Hillsborough River. The agreement ensures a minimum, continuous fresh water flow to the river below the dam. The fresh water will help to recharge the mostly dead estuary of the lower river.

I have to say that I'm pleasantly shocked at this act of placing environmental sensitivity over the desires of developers needing more fresh water for the acres of growing sprawl.

Link to the Tribune story:

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