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Florida's water crisis : reprint of a 12-art series

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
Florida is an illusory oasis in a world of water scarcity. Our state could not exist without an abundance of water, because water is its very essence. Florida sits atop one of the world's most prolific sources of fresh groundwater.That hidden resources shapes the land, powers the weather, shores up the ground, keeps the sea at bay and nourishes the plants, animals and people. Now, drop by precious drop, the water is going away. That reality is already visible in many ways: The state's fiercest drought in a century still hasn't officially broken after nearly four years. It has brought wildfires, watering restrictions and sinkholes across the state. In places, flames consumed even the parched soil. The worst as over by last June, and weather expert hope for a return to normal rainfall soon.
Title: Orlando Sentinel.
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Name(s): Salamone, Debbie, creator
Spear, Kevin, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Orlando Sentinel
Place of Publication: Orlando (Fla.)
Physical Description: Book
Language(s): English
Summary: Florida is an illusory oasis in a world of water scarcity. Our state could not exist without an abundance of water, because water is its very essence. Florida sits atop one of the world's most prolific sources of fresh groundwater.That hidden resources shapes the land, powers the weather, shores up the ground, keeps the sea at bay and nourishes the plants, animals and people. Now, drop by precious drop, the water is going away. That reality is already visible in many ways: The state's fiercest drought in a century still hasn't officially broken after nearly four years. It has brought wildfires, watering restrictions and sinkholes across the state. In places, flames consumed even the parched soil. The worst as over by last June, and weather expert hope for a return to normal rainfall soon.
Identifier: FI12060701 (IID), 3350938 (digitool), 29812 (fedora), 53180748 (local)
Note(s): 28 pages, illustrations (some color), maps,56 cm.
Caption title. Series originally published in the Orlando sentinel from March to November of 2002. Cf. P. 28. Epilogue, "Return to the St. Johns", published in the Sentinel Nov. 17, 2002.
Table of Contents: A drying oasis. The human thirst. Wither the springs. Lost jewels. Paving it over. The perfect lawn. Buried poison. The body toxic. Salt and rain. Science on trial. Saving each drop. Down to the river.
Subject(s): Water-supply -- Florida.
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