Decline in water flow at Silver Springs raises sharp disagreement | Gainesville.com

Posted by Michelle, June 4, 2012

 

OCALA — There has been no shortage of disagreements between supporters of the proposed 25,000-acre Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County and environmentalists who have serious concerns about it.

Now there is a growing disagreement about an abrupt decline in the flow of Silver Springs near the proposed ranch, and both sides agree the current drought can’t account for it all.

At the center of the feud is whether the cattle operation planned near Fort McCoy should get a 13.2 million gallons-per-day water permit from Florida water regulators, and whether pumping that much water would harm an already diminishing Silver Springs.

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