Alarming Water Levels
Some say it's a crisis that needs immediate attention.
Florida's record low water levels were the topic of conversation on Wednesday.
The St. Johns and Suwannee River Management Districts are now working together with the state as concern grows over historic low water levels.
"The aquifer here in north Florida, is the main source of our drinking water, of water for industry and agriculture, so every body's got a stake in the problem," said Charles Houder with the Suwannee River Water Management District.
He says agriculture and the public are the two entities draining the system.
"It's probably a couple year process to get this plan together," he said.
However Paul Still, a Bradford County resident, feels the districts need to cut down on issuing water use permits.
"Do a more thorough job of reviewing consumptive use permits, to make sure that the ground water is not impacted, particularly surface water bodies, lakes, springs, and rivers," he said.
Water management officials are encouraging all water users to use water as sparingly as possible as we enter the driest part of the year.
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