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Northeast District - St. Johns River Programs

The St. Johns River, running 310 miles, is the longest river in Florida.  The Department of Environmental Protection is committed to addressing water quality issues in the St. Johns River. The Department has consistently worked with its federal, state, and local partners to restore this critical natural resource.  Learn more by exploring the sites below.

About the St. Johns River
Protecting Our Waters  The River Returns 
St. Johns River Watershed - DEP's interactive Web where you can explore your hometown water bodies and current restoration activities. River Returns - A team of filmmakers and scientists explore the history, ecology and health of the River.  Also provide tips for protecting the river.

Efforts to Restore St. Johns River Water Quality

St. Johns River TMDLs St. Johns River Water Management District 
Lower St. Johns River TMDLs -  Through the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, the DEP and interested stakeholders take steps to evaluate and restore the Lower St. Johns River and its tributaries. St. Johns River Water Management District - Water, and making sure that it is available for all Floridians, is at the heart of the work of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Learn about what the District is doing to restore surface waters.
River Accord  Lower St. Johns River Technical Advisory Committee 
River Accord - A partnership consisting of more than twenty organizations committed time and money to reduce the amount of nitrogen discharged into the river. Lower St. Johns Technical Advisory Committee  (TAC) provides a forum to universities, agencies, citizen groups, and private interests to share technical information about the environmental status and trends in the Lower St Johns River. 
Water Quality Monitoring
Duval Tributary Map Water Quality Graphs Brown's Landing Public Boat Ramp Salinity
Duval County Tributary Monitoring - The Tributary Program, as the name implies, focuses on the monitoring of water quality in the tributaries of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.  Approximately 100 sites along Jacksonville tributaries are monitored quarterly for a variety of parameters. St. Johns River at a Glance - This DEP report provides the public with information on water quality in the St. Johns River.  DEP scientists evaluate water quality along the St. Johns by conducting quarterly  sampling at four stations.
WAV Program  Stream Condition Index Bugs 
SJRWMD WAV Watershed Monitoring - Throughout northeast and east-central Florida, participants in the Watershed Action Volunteer (WAV) Program are helping to establish a baseline on the health of various water bodies in the St. Johns River Water Management District’s service area. Monitoring and Assessment - The Northeast district does a wide veriety of monitoring and assesments through out the district. Data from these activities can be found on this page.
Public Health
Alge bloom 2009  Fecal Coliform under microscope 
Algal Bloom Information - The St. Johns River Water Management District monitors the River for harmful algal blooms.  For quick reference the SJRWMD has provided links to information on public health and impacts to wildlife.   In addition, DEP algal bloom website has helpful information. Bacteria in the tributaries- The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Quality Division can provide information on the use of impaired tributaries with water quality exceedances for fecal coliform.  For area specific information on local tributaries visit the City of Jacksonville's Tributary Monitoring Program or the DEP Lower St. Johns River tributary page.  Public health information pertaining to fecal coliform can be found at Duval County Health Department's Environmental Health Division.
Red Drum Kayakers at Huguenot Park
Fish Consumption Advisories - Florida Fish Consumption Advisory Web Page of the Florida Department of Health. This link provides access to up to date health advisories for fish consumption. Florida Safe Beaches - Florida Department of Health website containing Red Tide and bacteria monitoring results and advisories.

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Last updated: May 04, 2012
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