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Freshwater or Saltwater?

Updated: Jun 4

Kings Bay is not strictly freshwater like a lake or inland spring, it is directly connected to the Gulf and is tidally affected every day, twice a day.


  • Levels of salinity vary from the mouth of the river to the springs and even from one end of Kings Bay to the other.

  • Some species of seagrasses are more saltwater or freshwater tolerant than others; level and duration of the saltwater exposure affects different species to one degree or another.


How can you play an important part in helping Save Crystal River to restore and protect the health and beauty of Crystal River and Florida's waterways? Volunteer your time and talents, or donate easily right online at SaveCrystalRiver.com/donate


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