Groundwater levels studied in 9 Florida counties

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — North Florida's two water management districts are studying ways to restore and maintain groundwater levels with the use of reclaimed water or surface water from rivers as possibilities.

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/V1EZko) reports that the North Florida Aquifer Replenishment Initiative is studying the northeastern area of the Suwannee district and the northern area of the St. Johns district and includes all or part of Alachua, Union, Bradford, Hamilton, Columbia, Putnam, Duval, Clay and Nassau counties.

Much of the area lies in a water resource caution area, meaning supplies are not projected to meet future needs.

Studies to gather more data on the causes of depleted aquifer levels and springs flow are ongoing at the same time that districts are investigating ways to replenish the aquifer.

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Information from: The Gainesville

(Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

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