FDE: The State of Florida recently hired Dr. Fred Bell, an FSU resource economist, to analyze economic and recreational data, and Greiner, Inc. was contracted to analyze O&M data on Rodman.
The Game and Fish Commission
has also done recent recreational surveys on Rodman.
Dr. Clyde Kiker, an engineer and resource economist, voluntarily analyzed existing data and prepared a report similar to Dr. Bell's.
and Dr. Kiker reached the same basic conclusions: Restoration will be far cheaper than maintaining Rodman, and there will be little or no economic impact on Putnam and Marion Counties if the Ocklawaha is restored . It would be redundant for the District to restudy this information, however, it would be a simple task to do so-the price tag of $150,000 is ridiculous.