A shallow, meandering tributary to the New River (PDF), the North Fork is a remnant section of the eastern Everglades and flows through the northwest section of the City of Ft. Lauderdale and a portion of unincorporated Broward County. While a number of native species and picturesque vistas can be found along its historic riverbanks, the North Fork has extensive environmental challenges. This water body has been impacted by hydrologic alterations and the urbanization of surrounding land uses. Additionally, because this section of the river bisects an urban area that is undergoing neighborhood revitalization initiatives, restoration efforts are especially needed for both the river's natural and urban communities. Current and future multi-agency restoration efforts to improve water quality include the establishment of a more consistent flow regime, improved management of stormwater runoff, sediment dredging, shoreline revegetation, and trash and debris removal.
North Fork of the New River on the right, and Delevoe Lake, on the left
Canoeing down the North Fork
Technical Reports relating to the North Fork can be obtained by calling 954-519-1270.
- North Fork of the New River Restoration Projects: Final Report, June 2, 1999
- North Fork of the New River Restoration Projects: Benthic Macroinvertebrate Recruitment Study, November 19, 1999
- New River Restoration Plan (PDF)
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