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After decades of political wrangling, one of Florida's oldest environmental battles is about to be resolved for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
In a move long sought by NWF, the Florida Wild-life Federation and the state group's affiliate, the Florida Defenders of the Environment, the Florida government has joined with federal resource agencies in supporting the removal of the Rodman Reservoir dam near Ocala. The dam is the last impediment to restoring the natural flow of the Ocklawaha River.
"Removing the dam is a monumental step toward restoring 10,000 acres of floodplain forest and the natural movement of fish and wildlife in a free-flowing river …