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The Story of Water in Florida

Water is Florida's lifeblood. It quenches our thirst, powers our economy and draws visitors. It is fickle. Abundant one year. Scarce another. Yet, everything that is Florida is defined by the quality of its water resources -- and deserves all the protection we can provide.

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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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The Water Channel

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

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Stories of River Restoration and Watershed Protection

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Learn about the progress we're making in protecting and restoring rivers, lakes and streams.

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The Laws of Water

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Learn more about the laws and regulations that are in place to help protect water in Florida.

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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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