Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Ocklawaha River has 2 dams restricting it's flow and animal migrations, the manatee and sturgeon come to mind. Manatees are killed in the Rodman Dam because they are still trying to move through it and into Silver Springs during the winter. There is a move on to destroy the dams and free the Ocklawaha, on one side are the tree huggers like me and on the other are the fishermen that think there won't be any bass to catch if Lake Rodman suddenly reverts back to a river. I say blow them up and be done with it. The entire 7.5 mile walk from Moss Bluff Dam to the bridge at County Road 42 is atop a large dike that prevents the water from flowing into the Sunnyhill Prairie during times of high water. That's assuming we'll see those times again. If you're interested in this river please take a look at the St John's Water Management District web site and record your opinion.