The St. Lucie River is in St. Lucie and Martin Counties. It is part of the Indian River Lagoon system, which is home to more than 4,000 different animal and plant species and occupies more than 30% of Florida’s east coast.
Currently the St. Lucie River is in a state of ecological crisis. This is largely due to population growth and development, urban runoff, sewage, historical changes to its watershed drainage, flood control releases from Lake Okeechobee, and agricultural runoff.
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