saltwater intrusion http://blog.wlrn.org en How Did The Legislature Do On Water Issues This Session? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-did-legislature-do-water-issues-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a panel discussion last Friday, the Florida Legislature did a fair job handling water issues this year.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislators gave millions of dollars for Everglades restoration projects, drinking-water issues and lake clean-ups.</span></p><p>The Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for The Everglades, the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County and Oxbridge Academy hosted the discussion.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:42 +0000 Lisann Ramos 33995 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Did The Legislature Do On Water Issues This Session? New Map Helps Water Managers Battle Salt http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-map-helps-water-managers-battle-salt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Geological Survey and Miami-Dade County have mapped out the extent of saltwater seepage into our groundwater. The last comprehensive look was in 1995, and the good news is it hasn’t moved much since then.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida is constantly battling against salt: keeping salty ocean water from getting into our groundwater.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:05:31 +0000 Elaine Chen 33631 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Map Helps Water Managers Battle Salt Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/study-our-water-use-major-cause-saltwater-intrusion <p></p><p><a href="http://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/WaterResources/Documents/northernsaltwaterintrusion.pdf" target="_blank">A study</a> finds that South Florida maybe can’t blame the rest of the world for saltwater seeping into the groundwater, also called saltwater intrusion.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:46:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 33030 at http://blog.wlrn.org Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/do-you-know-where-your-water-comes <p><em>This story originally ran on March 13, 2014.</em></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you mention “desalination,” most people probably think you mean taking salt out of seawater, and they probably think you’re talking about what happens in desert nations in the Middle East. </span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:17:58 +0000 Elaine Chen 29140 at http://blog.wlrn.org Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-16-22 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If we were to create a fictional story based t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his week's top five stories</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it might go something like this:</span></p><p>Traffic engineers use funds from parking meters to build the Orlando-Miami rail line. The colorful yellow meters do not actually pay the city for parking and were supposed to fund Florida’s desalination facilities. One outraged citizen got a hold of public-radio host Ira Glass, who is now producing a radio story for “This Floridian Life.”</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:33:11 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 29703 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 16-22 Got Water? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/got-water <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The good news from last summer's rains is that South Florida's water supply is running above average. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:47:50 +0000 Tom Hudson 28960 at http://blog.wlrn.org Got Water? Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-among-most-risk-sea-level-rise-federal-climate-change-report-says <p>Florida -- and Miami in particular -- should prepare for habitat destruction, loss of cropland, increased salt-water intrusion, worsening coastal flooding, and a host of related disasters if climate change and sea level rise patterns continue, according to findings in a federal "draft climate report."</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:01:40 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9744 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says