Category: Minimum Flows & Levels (MFLs) (set by DEP)

Time to Act on Causes of Toxic Algae

SJRWMD boblisa In: Time to Act on Causes of Toxic Algae | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Until Florida officials find the political will to tackle these big problems, massive algae blooms are probably going to be a fact of life. And spot solutions will never make up for the damage Floridians […]

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Florida’s springs deserve more money and more attention, before it’s too late | Editorial

poe springs In: Florida’s springs deserve more money and more attention, before it’s too late | Editorial | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

We commend the Orlando Sentinel for this commentary, and they are right on the button when they say agriculture must adjust its consumption of water and fertilizer. Their editors do not realize though, that the […]

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Proliferation of Pumping Permits Produces Preposterous Pipeline Proposal

SANTAFERIVER pittman In: Proliferation of Pumping Permits Produces Preposterous Pipeline Proposal | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

    The Santa Fe River is endangered by over-pumping of water from the Floridan Aquifer. Credit: Florida Department of Environmental Regulation   Well, the Suwannee River Water Management District has received another verbal barrage […]

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Vultures circle a tropical paradise in Florida as Brevard County’s graveyard of manatees grows–

Blue gree algae bloom Lake ErieNOAH public In: Vultures circle a tropical paradise in Florida as Brevard County's graveyard of manatees grows-- | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

The sewage, detritus and fertilizers we have been dumping into our coastal waters for decades have created blooms of bad plant life while choking to death the seagrass on which the manatees and other marine life […]

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Study contends Santa Fe continues to decline, and the water district allows it.

TTO PHOTO 1 In: Study contends Santa Fe continues to decline, and the water district allows it. | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

  Say what they may, the Suwannee River Water Management District has an “F” grade in protecting the Santa Fe River and  its springs.  It appears  they use models for theories when they have the […]

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Fla. failing to save springs from decline — a deliberate and premeditated policy

Jim Tatum - Why I Love The Santa Fe

  This editorial is truth and fact:  our state is deliberately and consistently allowing the death of our springs and rivers, and they are doing it to promote business and industry. We have strong and […]

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How ‘DeathSantis’ could become ‘Governor Green

Craig Pittman Nov 19 2020 In: How ‘DeathSantis’ could become ‘Governor Green | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

  Wow.  Just wow.  This letter is  amazing.  Besides being so true, it is just totally common sense.  As Craig Pittman says, there are plenty off other environmental issues he could jump on, and one […]

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Knight sounds alarm over plight of Florida’s springs

fsimural In: Knight sounds alarm over plight of Florida’s springs | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River

Florida has the knowledge and the money to restore the springs but they have not restored one spring because they lack the political will.   They either throw money at useless projects that do not address […]

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