Eight Reasons a Free-Flowing Ocklawaha River Makes Economic Sense

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A team of economists, science and tourism experts have jointly outlined the strong economic benefits of breaching the Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam to create a free-flowing Ocklawaha River, reconnecting Silver Springs and the Ocklawaha and St. Johns rivers. Here is a summary of that collective, far-reaching economic data.

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What the Economics Say

Returns a $50 million net benefit over 10 years
Removes an estimated $57 million dam safety risk
Increases regional visitor traffic by a
projected 28%
Improves Marion and Putnam Counties economy

Complete Economics Overview

See the eight-minute economic segment from our new documentary – The Great Florida Riverway.
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