Size of Basin: 1,888 square miles
Major Cities and Towns: Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Fellsmere
Counties: Most of the watershed lies in Osceola and Brevard Counties, and smaller areas lie within Okeechobee, Indian River, Orange, and Seminole Counties.
Major Water Features: Rivers: Upper St. Johns and St. Sebastian
Streams: Turkey Creek, Fort Drum, Taylor, Jane Green, Cox, Wolf, and Blue Cypress
Lakes: Puzzle, Poinsett, Winder, Washington, Sawgrass, Blue Cypress, and Hell n’ Blazes
Twenty miles west of Vero Beach, dark water flows north slowly through the 20,000-acre Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area to begin the flow of the mighty St. Johns River some 300 miles from it’s ultimate rendezvous with the Atlantic Ocean. © SJRWMD
The Upper St. Johns River Basin extends from the headwaters of the St. Johns River in Indian River and Okeechobee Counties to the confluence of the St. Johns and Econlockhatchee Rivers in Seminole County. It originally contained over 400,000 acres of floodplain marsh.