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Video: Exploring Florida’s St. John’s River

 

Water’s Journey: The River Returns (29:55)

Produced by the St. John’s River Water Management District with support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

An amazing adventure above, below and along Florida’s longest river from a flotilla of houseboats, airboats, kayaks, canoes, skiffs and a flying inflatable boat.

Scientist aquanauts dive into magnificent springs that feed the river, and paddle up underground culverts that drain populated areas. The river is examined from its mouth in Mayport to its headwaters in Indian River County.

A fascinating video, illustrating the river’s history and beauty, the challenges the St. John’s faces from humans, and modern efforts to improve the health of waterways. It will capture your imagination with extensive aerial photography and underwater dive scenes.

The St. John’s is a historical artery that winds 315 miles through and along the borders of 12 counties, three of which are the state’s largest, with a drainage basin of 8,840 square miles.  It is three miles wide at its widest point. Much of that drainage basin is fed by springs popping up from the Floridan Aquifer.

The 30-minute documentary is superbly produced by the St. John’s River Water Management District.

Read more about areas mentioned in this video on FloridaRambler.com:

Summer’s great escape: Florida’s cool, refreshing springs

Blue Spring: Chill out

Wekiva River Basin: A wild and scenic adventure

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St. John’s River Water Management District

 

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