Paynes Prairie Project Almost Complete
Alachua County, Florida -- The Paynes Prairie water purification project is about 80 percent complete.
Stewart Pearson with Gainesville Public Works says the water body at Alachua Sink is impaired, due to high nitrogen levels.
The project takes care of the city of Gainesville's obligation to clean up their area of responsibility.
Officials hope the Sheetflow Restoration Project will emulate the water flow that existed on the prairie decades ago.
The 26 million dollar project will feature 4 miles of recreational trails, signs that will talk about the restoration process, restrooms and allow people to experience the nature that exists in Payne's Prairie.
Pearson says construction should be complete between September and November of this year and it should be open to the public around the same time.
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