Category: Water

Lakewatch in Polk County: A Volunteer Water Program that needs YOUR help!

Polk County and Florida LAKEWATCH are looking for volunteers for 14 Polk County Lakes! Lakewatch is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal sites through… Read More

Aquatic Midges, also known as “Blind Mosquitoes”

Blind mosquitoes are a type of freshwater midge. This particular type of insect does not bite, suck blood, or carry diseases. However, blind mosquitoes can still be a nuisance and their populations are often extremely difficult to manage…. Read More

UF professor: Drought, free electricity ravaging India’s groundwater supply

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hopes to use his research on water conservation to help farmers in India. In 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau of India… Read More

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse

Chris Vann-Extension Agent-Agriculture/4-H With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern.  Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry.  How can we help… Read More