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Turbidity and Salinity in Water Quality

August 11th, 2020|

While Save Crystal River’s efforts to plant eelgrass does not reduce salinity, the grasses themselves have the capacity to thrive in both saltwater and freshwater. Along with this survival ability, eelgrass helps hold sediment at the bottom of the river floor, which reduces overall turbidity of the water. These traits make eelgrass perfect for restoring Crystal River’s clarity and providing a stable environment for indigenous wildlife. 

Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen in Water Quality

July 11th, 2020|

Temperature and dissolved oxygen are just two of the many factors scientists study when determining water quality. Temperature measures how hot or cold the water is, and dissolved oxygen measures the percentage of oxygen dissolved in a given volume of water. Scientists use both of these as an indicator of contaminants or abnormal activity in a body of water.

Introduction to Water Quality in Crystal River

June 11th, 2020|

Crystal River Florida is known for its vibrant, azure springs and “Old Florida” landscape.  How can you look out on a sawgrass prairie and not say “wow”?  Even though the landscape remains picturesque, the water quality of the river still drastically declines. Only 40 years ago, one could clearly see fish and manatee swimming below. Now in the main river, it is hard to spot any fish unless they jump from the murky water.  

The Work Continues for King’s Bay Restoration Project

April 1st, 2020|

As the end of manatee season nears, we are excited to dive back in full swing! While the project may have slowed down over the winter months, rest assured our workers with Sea & Shoreline have still been actively cleaning and making progress in our approved winter permitted areas.

Where the Eelgrass Grows

December 15th, 2019|

It's no secret that the eelgrass in King's Bay is plentiful and abundant. Once planted, the baby grass is kept in a Grow SAV Exclusionary Device  for about a year. This insures the roots are established and those eelgrass plants are ready to take on the aquatic world! But what happens before all of that? Where do those baby plants come from?

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UPCOMING IN SEPTEMBER

Save our Waters Week is an annual activity where the waters of Citrus County receive love and attention.  We remove debris and restore the condition of the ecosystem.  Join in!

Information on this years activities coming soon!  We’ll see you on the waterfront!

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