Aberdeen Developer Cited for Discharge into Cunningham Creek; Ground Material from Land Clearing Was Being Pumped into the Creek by a Contractor
Brown, Terry, The Florida Times Union
Byline: terry brown
Dale Lovell says when he looked over the Cunningham Creek bridge on Jan. 24, he knew the waterway was in distress.
As the St. Johns River Water Management District regulatory scientist drove eastward to a small bridge on Flora Branch Boulevard, the water was a thick, milky white color in the normally tannin-tinged creekbed. Lovell figured the murkiness could only have one source -- Aberdeen, a 2,018-home development under construction near the headwaters to the tributary that flows roughly 3 1/2 meandering miles before entering the St. Johns River.
"I could see the creek was quite turbid at the bridge in Julington Creek Plantation," Lovell said. "Once you start the discharge of turbid water, it's like a freight train going through the waterways and wetlands. It's going to …
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Publication information: Article title: Aberdeen Developer Cited for Discharge into Cunningham Creek; Ground Material from Land Clearing Was Being Pumped into the Creek by a Contractor. Contributors: Brown, Terry - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 3, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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