Marine Resources Council

Restoration • Education • Preservation

IRL Report Card: Banana River Lagoon

The regulatory targets for the Banana River Lagoon were established by the St. John’s River Water Management District.


Over the past 25 years, the Banana River Lagoon has experienced a precipitous decline in both water quality and seagrass that can be easily seen in the graph below. Heavily impacted by the superbloom of 2009–2010 and the brown tide in 2016, seagrasses have declined and never recovered in the Banana River.

Banana River Lagoon Water and Habitat Quality