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St Johns River Florida - A Chain Of Lakes
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© Christine Till
The north-flowing St. Johns River - one of the few rivers in the United States that flows north - is one of the laziest rivers in the world.
St. Johns River rises in a vast tract of uncharted and unnamed lakes and marshes near the Atlantic coast in Brevard and Osceola Counties. In Brevard County, the marsh becomes a navigable river, gently twisting as it crawls north. Then the river reveals a tapestry of lakes, bottle-clear spring runs and darkwater tributaries. As the river leaves Putnam County for Clay and St. Johns counties, it widens considerably, in some locations exceeding two miles across. After passing Mayport in Duval County, the longest river contained in the state of Florida ends its journey where it mixes with the Atlantic Ocean.
For hundreds of years, the river has been home to many plant species and marine animals - manatees, largemouth bass and many other types of fish, crabs, shrimp and other shellfish, river otters, waterfowl, blue herons and bald eagles, and alligators and other reptiles. Get out there and enjoy the magnificent beauty and splendor of the near-pristine lands that represent some of the best that natural Florida has to offer.
June 16th, 2013
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