The sun sets on the St. Johns River in this 2016 photo of County Dock in Mandarin.

Scientists have concerns about St. Johns River, report says

Published on October 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm
Data about the St. Johns River show “the need for concern in many aspects of the health of the river,” a yearly report from a team of environmental scientists concludes.
The 2022 State of the River Report, a 300-plus page compendium of metrics about the river’s lower basin in Northeast Florida, highlighted problems including tributaries contaminated with fecal bacteria, long-term increases in salinity, loss of wetlands and declines in underwater grass beds that are important for fisheries.
The report, the 15th developed by researchers in Jacksonville and at colleges farther afield, also reported improvements to some environmental yardsticks, including improving conditions for eagles, wood storks and mullet.
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