11Alive has a nice story today about some of the other issues facing Florida if the water continues to dwindle. Among other things, they say:
Branch said recreational fishing businesses in his county rely on the Apalachicola River, but boats are running aground in the middle of it. He said the lower flows have affected groundwater levels to the point where area farmers are having a harder time irrigating crops.
I’m rather torn about all of this. While human lives are obviously more important, things don’t appear to be getting critical — at least not yet. Do we throw away jobs in Florida just in case things keep getting worse up here, or do we wait until things are in a more critical state? What do you think?