Water-Related News

Peace River Reflects Water Problems

During the 1981 drought, the fact that the Peace River had a mile of dry riverbed was big news.Water management was still an evolving concept in those days.Just six years before that the Southwest Florida Water Management District had started requiring large water users to get permits, which in those days were called consumptive use permits.The former name seemed more fitting given the staggering amount of water that was involved. Now they're simply called water-use permits.

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