Gainesville.com

Posted by Michelle, May 30, 2012

 

HIGH SPRINGS — Rain streamed down as a group of about 50 residents met on Tuesday night here, bemoaning what has happened to their beloved springs and rivers as a result of not only the severe drought but also because of seemingly insatiable human consumption.
While Beryl, the storm downgraded to a tropical depression by Tuesday, had dumped several inches of needed rain on the area, officials said it appeared to be a drop in the bucket in terms of improving the flow on the nearly stagnant Santa Fe River and at Poe Springs, where, at a pavilion, the group heard reports from local and state officials as well as activists.
Charlie Houder, the acting executive director of the 15-county Suwannee River Water Management District, delivered what the crowd considered good news in that earlier in the day, the district’s governing board voted to impose a so-called water shortage order, meaning water usage soon will be further restricted.

via Gainesville.com.