history

Restoration of the Upper St. Johns Begins

In 1988, ten years after planning started, the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers began restoration of 150,000 acres of the Upper St. Johns River through land acquisition and by plugging drainage canals and building reservoirs. These actions provided flood control while also restoring the sheet flow of water through the river’s headwaters and became a model for Everglades restoration.

Restoration of the Upper St. Johns Begins