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Test your springs knowledge during Springs Protection Awareness Month


Springs are pretty special places — they have been celebrated by artists, musicians, writers and explorers over the centuries. Each day, staff at the St. Johns River Water Management District celebrate these magical places where crystalline waters bubble up from the earth through our core missions work, but with particular focus during April when we join others in recognizing Springs Protection Awareness Month.

SJRWMD is passionate about protecting Florida’s springs. Over many years, it has formed partnerships to pursue protection and restoration of springs through scientific research, restoration projects, water use regulation, water supply planning, cost-share projects and stakeholder outreach.

So how well do you know our region’s springs? Take SJRWMD's short quiz to find out:

  • How many springs in the St. Johns River Water Management District are designated as an Outstanding Florida Spring?
  • How many known springs are found within the St. Johns River Water Management District’s boundaries?
  • There are eight categories of springs classifications. How many cubic feet per second of water flows from a first-magnitude spring?
  • How many springs are found throughout Florida?
  • Which county within the St. Johns District has the most springs?

How did you do? All the answers can be found by exploring SJRWMD's springs webpages at You can also read about some of the many springs protection projects at

Next step, visit a spring to feel the timelessness of natural Florida for yourself. It’s as close as you’ll come to reaching across a millennium to see what our state’s indigenous peoples experienced when Florida was a tropical wilderness.