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The Benefits and Resources of Black Creek Basin

Black Creek is a 13.0-mile-long tributary in Clay County. The Black Creek Basin is located within the lower St. Johns River drainage basin in northeast Florida. The basin is approximately 484 square miles in area and is irregularly shaped. It drains nearly all of Clay County and portions of Duval County. The basin also drains very small portions of Baker, Bradford, and Putnam Counties. The main drainage features of the basin are Black Creek and its two forks. The North Fork

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Water Conservation Strategies for Jacksonville Beach

The City of Jacksonville Beach provides or funds certain services such as beach re-nourishment, cleanup and environmental awareness campaigns.   As with many Cities, water conservation is a topic of high importance.  Many water saving habits can be established within your household and used collectively by homeowners.  A few things to keep in mind:  when washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Check your sprinkler

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Florida: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Florida receives more than 70 percent of its rainfall within just three months.  And we know that when it rains…it really does pour at certain times of the year. Florida receives nearly half of its rainfall during the months of June, July and August and receives an average of 54 inches of rainfall per year.  However, there are certain months where there is little to no rainfall at all.  Much of the rainwater is lost as storm water runoff, so

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Rainy Season in Gainesville Keeps Sewer Lift Stations Busy

The seasonal rainfall has been at an all-time high in the City of Gainesville.  Last week, City workers needed to pump storm water out of the sewer system’s lift station.  Residents were informed by the City of the necessity for the late night work in order to keep their homes safe from a sewer backup.  The lift stations are in place to help pump wastewater from low to higher elevations.  Due to the heavy rains all spring and summer, the

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