Freshwater Habitats

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Florida is brimming with freshwater aquatic resources such as lakes, rivers, springs, streams and wetlands. The freshwater habitat group within the Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section, working in partnership with other agencies, is responsible for the restoration, enhancement and management of these resources. These projects include restoring the natural hydrology of wetlands, enhancing desirable vegetative communities and managing existing habitats for fish and wildlife resources.

Projects:

Fanning Springs Restoration Adobe PDF

Lake Iamonia Adobe PDF

Suwannee Lake Adobe PDF

Three Sisters Springs Restoration Adobe PDF


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Resources:

Florida’s Freshwater Priority Resources: A Guide for Future Management

Freshwater Wetlands

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FWC Facts:
American eels are considered to be catadromous, which means they live in fresh water and go to the sea to spawn.

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