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Guana River Dam improvements begin, with some areas closed during construction

News Release

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Media contact: Greg Workman, 352-620-7335

WMA Guana River

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is about to start improvements to the Guana River Dam in St. Johns County.

The improvements will address storm damage to the dam. Construction is scheduled to begin April 1 and continue through August, weather permitting.

The dam is on the south side of Lake Ponte Vedra within the FWC’s Guana River Wildlife Management Area.

On the Lake Ponte Vedra side of the dam, the north side of the structure, public access to the sidewalks and adjacent shoreline will be closed while construction is underway.

However, the Lake Ponte Vedra boat ramp will remain open, and fishing and crabbing still will be allowed in Lake Ponte Vedra outside the immediate work area.

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