Water-Related News

Man, nature both to blame for threats to Alafia River's water

RIVERVIEW — It's been a difficult couple of years for the Alafia River. A 2007 ammonia leak killed fish and caused algae blooms. Rampant development brought waves of untreated water. The prolonged drought has slowed its flow to a trickle — 20 percent of its historical monthly average, and officials want to siphon off even more water. Phosphorus produced by nature and industry courses through the river.

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