Water Resources for
Florida's Future

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Many of Florida’s most significant water resources are found in central and north Florida. A notable system is The Great Florida Riverway, a vast 217-mile system, reaching from the Green Swamp and Lake Apopka in Central Florida to the Atlantic Ocean. The system contains 1) 50 plus springs including one of the largest artesian springs in the world, 2) three rivers – the Ocklawaha, Silver and St. Johns, and 3) the 100-mile St. Johns River Estuary and 3) portions of the Floridan aquifer system which feeds Silver Springs providing 66% of the flow of the Ocklawaha River. Breaching the Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam and creating a free-flowing Ocklawaha River will have far-reaching statewide water quality and water quantity benefits.

Click below to download the latest water quality and quantity fact sheet.

Legislative Minutes

Hear What Scientists are Saying


Improving Three Rivers, 50 plus springs and the Atlantic Fishery

Ed Lowe, PhD, Former Chief Scientist at SJRWMD

Strengthening St. Johns River Resiliency

Quinton White, PhD, Director of Marine Science Research Institute, Jacksonville University

Silver Springs Health Depends on a Free-Flowing River

Robert Knight, PhD, Executive Director, Florida Springs Institute

Completing the Last Big Restoration Project in the St. Johns River Basin

Casey Fitzgerald, Former Assistant Director Water Resources Dept., SJRWMD

Increasing Natural Water Flow to the Lower St. Johns River

Jim Gross, Hydrogeologist and Executive Director, Florida Defenders of the Environment

Complete Science Overview

See the nine-minute science segment from our new documentary – The Great Florida Riverway.

Introducing our Science Team

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