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North Florida water managers OK first-ever long-term usage, supply plan

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ALACHUA, Fla. — The first-ever long-range plan for water use in a vast, North Florida region — home to around 1.5 million people in 14 counties stretching over more than 8,000 square miles — was approved here on Jan. 17, in a joint meeting of the governing boards of two water management districts. “This plan stands squarely on our science,” said Dr. Ann Shortelle, executive director of the Saint Johns River Water Management District. Shortelle was previously executive director of…

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