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- Water Wars on the East Coast (11/21/2019) - We often hear about water wars in the western part of the country, but recent events related to a lawsuit brought by the state of Florida against the state of Georgia highlights the issue’s relevance to other parts of the country. In 2013, Florida sued Georgia for its use of water coming from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, alleging that Georgia’s high usage levels during a drought devastated the oyster industry in the Apalachicola Bay. The river basin is the primary source of drinking water for the metro Atlanta area (estimated at 70% of the population), and it also helps sustain… [...]
- Lake Okeechobee: Hero or Villain for the Caloosahatchee? (11/21/2019) - After the driest September on record, Lake Okeechobee is approaching levels not seen since 2011 when Florida experienced drought conditions that were the worst witnessed in a century. Regionally, Lake O. serves several key roles. First, it is an indicator for water conditions, and when it reaches certain levels, water restrictions are implemented. Second, it is an important water source for both agricultural irrigation and drinking water in the southern part of the state. Third, it serves as a source of water for the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary during dry periods with those water releases coordinated by the Army Corps… [...]
- The Economics of Algae in Lake Erie (11/19/2019) - Signs of climate change are all around us. We see increased temperatures, melting sea ice and glaciers, ocean levels rising, and irregular weather patterns bringing the extremes of droughts and floods. Our water sources are impacted by these changes, shrinking water levels are becoming more evident in many places. Another side effect of these climate changes is the increased presence of Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). HABs are caused by higher temperatures combined with human activities, like agriculture, which result in increased nutrients entering the water. An example of this phenomenon can be seen in Lake Erie, where algae blooms, already… [...]