The Florida Water Story

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The story of Florida is the story of water. Water defines the Florida experience, powers our economy and sustains an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. To protect it, we have to understand it.

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Restoring Florida's Water Resources

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With more than 51,000 miles of rivers and streams, 7,700 lakes, and one of the largest aquifers in the world, protecting and restoring our water resources is a monumental task.

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Florida's Water in the News

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DEP Releases Lower St. Johns River Tributaries II Basin Management Action Plan

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced adoption of the Lower St. Johns River (LSJR) Tributaries II Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP).

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DEP, City of Jax, JEA, Duval DOH and FDOT Partnership Receives National Coastal Spirit Award

A representative of the Coastal America Partnership presented the Coastal Spirit Award today to a highly successful Tributary Assessment Team (TAT) in Jacksonville.

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Coral Reef Protection Act to Go Into Effect July 1, 2009

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is alerting boaters, divers and anglers that the Coral Reef Protection Act goes into effect on July 1, 2009.

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Watershed and River Basin Map

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Locate your watershed. Learn about its unique characteristics and efforts to restore Florida's rivers, lakes and streams. Identify a park or connect with the organizations working to protect your watershed.

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Get Your Feet Wet

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Take steps today to protect rivers, lakes and streams in your community:

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We also arrange weekly 'water hikes' where we talk about water conservation and filtration. You're very welcome to bring your dog or cat, but they MUST be on a leash.

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The Water Channel

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Explore these great videos and multimedia interactives to learn about water in Florida.

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Help Promote Water Protection!

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Use the links below to share this site and your support for protecting Florida's water resources.

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Have a question about your watershed, a Florida river or anything water related. Fire away. We want to hear from you.

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