Title: Palm River Said 'Killed'
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Title: Palm River Said 'Killed'
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Publisher: Tampa Tribune
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Palm River Said 'Killed', by Fitz McAden, 6-15-74
General Note: Box 9, Folder 2 ( SF-Tampa Baypass Canal - 1976-1997 ), Item 50
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00001666
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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.., which EPC says has little oxygen in it for animal gife nto th re :r .

Palm River Said 'oralver
4" : lily F ._ __'Meg-DEN '' ;' : ,-*.-
ipt h i e natural features of the river

.g. ...e .ll .e it vegetation leas"
.s "g '4 '"nThere is no more Palm poll.Tted runoff water before it

"aBd Commission Director Warren a natural river are not there

*^B t^' ^, A.^ inspections of the river, "They.v polluted water "is channelized-

ti the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- EPC staffers toured the river
neers and the Southwest with Bob Wyatt, a river bank

E appd Cres That Died al iteri lan ve t sid. ,-

ina seeodasTribun e Staff rite gently sloping bank alive.
-with vegetation cleansed
that ipede isthe flow ore Palm d runoff water before y night Wyatt

w hait have been n his crab traps and
He said the river had .boun got i veral small crabs in

so altEnvironmental protection "' them. F riday tmorning e of
seven be caleto a r Warn a natural rier are nto there
s b wpSmith said yesterday afterwan vdnow," Wilkins -le '
inspection of the river. "They. polluted water "s channelized
flight as well take, it off the righ into the river., mit

The alterations leave the said. WATER i
4Smithsaidyesterdayaf n w ith m

gist Rick rierWilkins said. Before waterfrom the river and both
Thee x r oxygen TH.WAthe w thater ox-
killedd it. As prt of the ygen the river needs. to .stay
Tampa Bypass Canal project: alive.
a flood control measure of Smith, Wilkins and other
the U.S.'Army Corps of Engi- EPC staffers toured the river
neers and the Southwest with Bob Wyatt, a river bank
Florida Water Management resident. Wyatt said, two
District, the river has been years ago he used to catch
deepened, widened,, its shore- mullet from the river to use
line steepened and floodgates as bait, but not anymore.1
that impede the flow of water Thursday night Wyatt
have been built.
pulled in his crab traps and
He said. the river had .been found several small crabs in
so altered that, it shouldn't them. Friday morning when
even be called' a river any- he went back to check the
more. "It's been turned into a traps, the crabs were dead,
more. 'It's een trned ito probably because of the lack
flobd canal," he said. of. Oxygen in the river, Smitb.,
The alterations leave the said.
-Tribune Photos by Ron, Lindsey river "with no.' protection 'Twice during the tour the
against pollution," EPC Biolo- EPC staff took samples of
EPC gist Rick Wilkins said. Before water from the river and both
..."snowball" water sample from polluted river all the changes were made, tunes got what they call

cloudy and white-colored be-
cause it has no oxygen in it.
"THIS THING .is designed
for something that may never.
happen again," Smith said of:
'the flood control project. He
said the project is made to.
handle amounts of flood water .
that aren't likely "to happen
but Once in every 200 years.
He said SWFWMD and the
corps of engineers should
consider the project, which is
only partially completed.
He said he would report the
finding of the inspection t. to'
,IPC ... Ihe calunty -,-li!'

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