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The Influence Of The Model Water Code On Water Resources Management Policy In Florida, Richard C. Ausness Apr 1987

The Influence Of The Model Water Code On Water Resources Management Policy In Florida, Richard C. Ausness

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Increasing demands of municipal, industrial, and agricultural water users have taxed existing water supplies in many parts of the Eastern United States. Larger rivers and lakes have not been severely threatened, but recurrent drought conditions in some areas have impaired stream flows and lake levels in smaller watercourses. Groundwater problems have also arisen as more users have turned to groundwater sources to meet water needs. These problems include interference between wells, overdraft of ground- water aquifers, salt water intrusion, and subsidence. Water quality is also a problem in many states. The Florida Legislature has responded to these problems by enacting ...