The Water Channel

Image of The main spring at Silver Springs, which forms the headwaters of the Silver River, a major tributary of the Ocklawaha River.
The main spring at Silver Springs, which forms the headwaters of the Silver River, a major tributary of the Ocklawaha River. © Harley Means, FGS

Welcome to the Water Channel, a source for informative videos and multimedia to learn about Florida's water resources and how we can work to protect them.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection supports educational programming to inspire residents and visitors to learn more about protecting and conserving our water resources. Explore the videos below to learn about threats to our water resources and efforts undertaken to restore water quality in our rivers, lakes, streams and estuaries. Also, check out the animations and interactives to understand how you can help protect water resources.

 

Video & Slideshows

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Stories of Water Protection and Restoration

Stories of Water Protection and Restoration

Learn how DEP and others are working to protect and restore rivers, lakes and streams throughout Florida.

Florida's Water Story

Protecting Florida's Water Supply

Restoring the Health of Florida's Waters

Protecting and Restoring Wetlands

Stemming the Flow of Stormwater Pollution

Reclaiming Water: Reusing a Precious Resource

Restoring the Pieces of the Peace River

Mapping the Road to Watershed Restoration

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Videos

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Videos

New land use policies and consumer demand are driving changes in landscape design and maintenance in residential and commercial developments. View multimedia stories about those who have gone Florida-friendly.

Wild Rose's Florida-friendly Lawn Care

Low-impact Development in High Springs

Sustainability in Sarasota County

Water's Journey Film Series

Water's Journey Film Series

Water's Journey is an educational television series and web documentary project about the journey of water in Florida.

Protecting Florida's Springs

Water's Journey: The River Returns

Water's Journey: Everglades

Water's Journey Everglades - Animations

Water's Journey Everglades - Animations

View short animations from the Water's Journey series to learn more about issues impacting the Everglades.

The Changing Everglades

Stormwater Treatment Areas

Kissimmee River Basin Restoration

Lake Okeechobee and Phosphorous

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Animations & Interactive Features

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping - Interactive Yard

Florida-Friendly Landscaping - Interactive Yard

Learn about low-impact landscaping techniques that minimize lawn size and fertilizer use and conserve water by using native and drought tolerant and pest resistant plants.

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Journey of Water

Journey of Water

Learn about the water cycle and how water moves through the aquifer providing us with drinking water and supporting Florida's magnificent springs.

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Wakulla Springs Interactive

Wakulla Springs Interactive

Take a tour of Wakulla Springs in this in-depth interactive feature. Site includes audio-slideshows, an interactive springshed and an interactive cave dive.

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River-friendly Farm Animation

River-friendly Farm Animation

In this River-friendly Farm interactive, learn about water conservation and proper fertilization practices that can help protect our rivers, lakes and streams.

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Pointless Personal Pollution: Pet Wastes

Pointless Personal Pollution: Pet Wastes

H2O4U and P3 Puppy are the heroes of this animated video that teaches people of all ages about protecting rivers, lakes and streams by cleaning up pet wastes. Produced by the Stormwater Management Academy.

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Raleigh's Den: Learn about the River

Raleigh's Den: Learn about the River

Raleigh's Den is a fun animation with activities to learn about river ecology and river protection. Great for kids and fun for adults as well. Produced by St. Johns River Water Management District.

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Pointless Personal Pollution: Erosion

Pointless Personal Pollution: Erosion

H2O4U and P3 Puppy are the heroes of this animated video about protecting rivers, lakes and streams by stopping erosion of sand and soil. Produced by the Stormwater Management Academy.

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Home Water Use Animation & Survey

Home Water Use Animation & Survey

Explore this animated house and learn about water use inside and outside of the home. Includes a survey to help understand your own water use. Produced by St. Johns River Water Management District.

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