Those who have lived in the Pensacola area for many years will remember the days when our local bayous were places people water skiied, kids learned to swim, and fishermen brought home plenty of speckled trout. But today we see little of this. ... READ MORE
Although water is one of Florida’s most abundant resources, groundwater resources are being depleted by population growth, development and business and agricultural needs of the state. Residents and UF/IFAS Center for Public issues education ... READ MORE
Water availability in Miami and other 224 urban areas in the United Sates
Water issues are becoming more and more important to all of us. Especially in bigger cities like Miami.
Jim Jawitz, a UF soil and water science professor, and Julie Padowski, ... READ MORE
Water is a precious natural resource that often makes headlines. Here in Northwest Florida we have Areas of Special Concern in which it has been determined that availability will not meet the needs as our population grows. Now is the time ... READ MORE
Best Management Practices Update
Contributed by Rance Ellis, FDACS Office of Ag Water Policy
In December 2012, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) held a meeting at Chipola College in Marianna ... READ MORE
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time
Agricultural Conference Center, Jackson County Extension Service - 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, Fla.
Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend a ... READ MORE
I hosted an educational program on springs, sinkholes, and karst topography earlier this week. Participants seemed to really perk up when I explained why springs and sinkholes are not evenly distributed throughout the state of Florida. Seeing ... READ MORE
The term swamp brings to mind a dark place, full of large spooky trees, overhanging with Spanish Moss, still… green… stagnate water that has the odor of rotten eggs. It is quiet with little wind blowing at all. What noises you do hear ... READ MORE
The term bog brings to mind something similar to the term swamp… how is it different? Swamps generally have standing water most of the year; a bog appears dry… until you walk in it and then you then discover that it is wet and mucky. It ... READ MORE
Wetlands have been protected in the state of Florida since the 1970’s. The reason for this legislation was that scientists and agencies realized their biological value. It is hard to imagine a state as wet as Florida having drinking water ... READ MORE