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Dye test held for river basins

The Florida Geological Survey will be conducting a dye trace for the Suwannee River Water Management District in the Upper Suwannee/Alapaha River basins later this month.  They will introduce dye into the Dead River Swallet (swallets are sinkholes that capture flow) and a swallet that is located on privately owned land.   They will also have sampling devices set up at the Alapaha and Holton Creek Rises as well as several locations on the Suwannee River.

Given the expected dilution and the uncertainty of where the dye will re-emerge, a significant amount of dye is being deployed and there is a possibility that visible dye may be seen in various water wells, a spring and/or the Suwannee River.

If anyone sees red or green water in their well or in a spring or the Suwannee River, they are asked to collect a sample of the water in a clean glass jar and place it in their refrigerator and call the Florida Geological Survey at (850) 617-0336.

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