Trees could be swamped when water rises in Lake Geneva

Published on April 24, 2023 at 1:06 pm

A state water agency has agreed to spend $23.2 million filtering color and chemicals from water it will pipe from Clay County’s Black Creek to replenish aquifers beneath Keystone Heights’ shrunken lakes.

But before the water starts moving, a grassroots group that spent years advocating to replenish the area’s lakes is spotlighting a challenge that might undermine the expensive filtering’s benefits.

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“There’s a forest in the lakebed now. A literal forest,” Vivian Katz-James, president of the Save Our Lakes Organization, told St. Johns River Water Management District board members at a recent meeting.

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