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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

DJI_0124
Returns a $50 million net benefit over 10 years
https://youtu.be/HB0VCd3bCaI
Clogged-Dam-Reinier-Munguia
Removes an estimated $57 million dam safety risk
https://youtu.be/xqMwm37GQbg
Manatees-in-the-Oklawaha-EXT
Increases regional visitor traffic by a
projected 28%
https://youtu.be/35fYNQu_n8w
Glass-Bottom-Boat
Improves Marion and Putnam Counties economy
https://youtu.be/sXNq8SW56WE

Complete Economics Overview

See the eight-minute economic segment from our new documentary – The Great Florida Riverway.
https://youtu.be/AlLD7zm2_xE
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