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Temporary closure will affect anglers at Guana dam

News Release

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Media contact: Justin Ellenberger, 904-825-6877; Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The water and land area surrounding the water-control structure on the Guana Dam at Guana River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be closed for about a month beginning May 3 for necessary repairs to the structure. 

The water level in the lake will be low until the repairs are completed.  Barring any delays, the area should be open again the first week of June, and the water level will begin to rise.

"This is the most popular place for shore-bound anglers at the dam, but they can still fish from nearby areas during construction," said Justin Ellenberger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Guana River WMA area biologist.

The Guana Dam is located about midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach, just off A1A in St. Johns County.

For more information call the FWC at 904-825-6877.

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