Florida water management districts seek $122 million for springs restoration – Tampa Bay Times

Posted by Trish Riley, January 23, 2013

A century ago, Florida’s gin-clear springs drew presidents and millionaires and tourists galore who sought to cure their ailments by bathing in their waters. Florida’s most prominent springs continue to attract tourists, and many are now owned by the taxpayers as part of the state park system.But many of the state’s freshwater springs are now troubled by a reduced or even halted flow, and the loss of power has been accompanied by an increase in pollution, toxic algae blooms and in some cases saltiness.

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