Paynes Prairie

Preserve State Park - Florida

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park covers savanna in Micanopy, Florida, south of Gainesville. It is crossed by both I-75 and U.S. 441. The park is in the center of the Paynes Prairie Basin. The basin's primary source of drainage is Alachua Sink. Since 1927, Camps Canal has linked the basin to the River Styx which leads to Orange Lake and eventually the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Johns River. That reduced the basins water intake by half. Heavy rains have temporarily restored Alachua Lake on several occasions, most recently in September 2017, when Hurricane Irma dropped several inches of rain and damaged a levee, flooding much of the basin for months.

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Brochure of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida - the Great Alachua Savannah. Published by Florida State Parks.Paynes Prairie - Brochure

Brochure of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida - the Great Alachua Savannah. Published by Florida State Parks.

Paynes Prairie PSP https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/paynes-prairie-preserve-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paynes_Prairie_Preserve_State_Park Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park covers savanna in Micanopy, Florida, south of Gainesville. It is crossed by both I-75 and U.S. 441. The park is in the center of the Paynes Prairie Basin. The basin's primary source of drainage is Alachua Sink. Since 1927, Camps Canal has linked the basin to the River Styx which leads to Orange Lake and eventually the Atlantic Ocean through the St. Johns River. That reduced the basins water intake by half. Heavy rains have temporarily restored Alachua Lake on several occasions, most recently in September 2017, when Hurricane Irma dropped several inches of rain and damaged a levee, flooding much of the basin for months.

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