Media Release

New Floridan Aquifer Recharge Map

Friday, January 29, 2010 11:15 AM
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On January 26, 2010, the Board of County Commissioners adopted an updated map of Floridan Aquifer High Recharge Areas into the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan.  This new map replaces the familiar yellow, brown, and green "three color map" that was adopted in 1988. The new "Floridan Aquifer High Recharge Areas" map utilizes more recent data and technology to define the vulnerability of the aquifer.  
"This new map gives our community a better tool for guiding our aquifer, springs, and watershed protection efforts" said Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection Director. 
Click here to view the map.
For more information, contact Alachua County Envionmental Protection Department, Water Resources Supervisor Gus Olmos at 352-264-6806 or


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