Water Farming Update

Kelsey FryIrrigation, Legislative

Doug Bournique

Doug Bournique

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s governing board has continued to work with Indian River County on establishing water farms on expired citrus land.

Water farming is a method being used to help reduce nitrogen and phosphorus being dumped into the Indian River Lagoon.

Doug Bournique, executive director of the Indian River Citrus League, provided an update on the progress of water farming (also known as dispersed storage sites) in his area.

He said that the board is negotiating with two big landowners in Indian River County, and is going to be putting out a request for more sites based on the St. Johns River Water Management District’s new budget.

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Kelsey Fry