Indian River Lagoon

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The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) is an “Estuary of National Significance” and is stated to be 1 of 28 in the nation. The goal of the IRL is to protect this ecologically significant estuary that is threatened by degradation caused by human activity. The IRL is designated as an aquatic preserve, and Outstanding Florida Waterway, and a Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Water Body. The IRL is a 156 mile long estuary located in Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach County. It has three distinct water bodies, Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and the Indian River.
The serious threat to the health of the IRL is the reduced water quality due to the manmade hydrologic changes, non-point pollution, loss
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