St. Sebastian River

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The Saint Sebastian River[1] is a river in the U.S. state of Florida, a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon west and north of the city of Sebastian.

Manatee viewing area on the Sebastian River
The St.Sebastian River as seen from a viewing spot in Sebastian, Florida

Dredging[edit]

Dredging took place from 2006 through 2009, costing $18 million and removing 2,000,000 cubic feet (57,000 m3) of muck from the bottom of the Sebastian River. The muck consisted of silt, clay, sand, shell and organic material, which consumed oxygen and threatened the life of aquatic species.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Saint Sebastian River
  2. ^ "Third season of dredging underway". Indian River Lagoon Update. XVI (3): 1. Summer 2008.

Coordinates: 27°51′17″N 80°29′26″W / 27.8547468°N 80.4906081°W / 27.8547468; -80.4906081