Category Archives: NWFWMD

Hey, Buddy! Want me to buy you a wellfield?

An Administrative Law Judge just ruled that the Northwest Florida Water Management District comprehensively failed to meet the key statutory criteria for issuing a wellfield permit to Bay County. Judge David M. Maloney (Case No. 10-2983) found that the proposed … Continue reading

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Maintaining “natural” flows

A new paper affirms other research about historical flow patterns in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. Tree ring studies show that 20th century flows are above average and that droughts like recent ones were more severe and more frequent in the … Continue reading

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A geographical oddity

Did you know that you can see Georgia from Florida but that they can’t see us? It is a geographical oddity. Georgia just published a review of their 2009-2011 regional water planning efforts based on this principle. Many water activities … Continue reading

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