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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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District Staff Servicing Wacissa Dam Gage

Thank you for your interest in working for the Suwannee River Water Management District, an equal opportunity employer. Our small, dedicated team of 66 full-time employees includes resource engineers, hydrologists, geologists, biologists, land managers, f...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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District Staff Presenting On Water Conservation

Whether you are searching for someone to educate your organization about the history of the Suwannee River or you would like a scientist to guide an activity in your classroom, the District can help! Fill out this short form and we will have a District st...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Public Records Request

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Public records from the Suwannee River Water Management District

Florida leads the nation in providing public access to government meetings and records through the state's Public Records and Sunshine laws. We welcome your questions about the work of the Su...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Get Outside!

Kayak down the river

The District has partnered with Florida State Parks to build rustic river camps for overnight stays along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. River camps, accessible only by foot or from the river, offers screened sleeping platforms, pavilions for group ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

What Is Nitrate?

Underwater Spring

Excess nutrients can stimulate excessive algae growth, often referred to as algal blooms. An overabundance of algae can lead to low dissolved oxygen concentrations in the water for aquatic animals, decreased light availability for rooted submerged aquatic...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Fall Back for Water Conservation

LIVE OAK, FL, Oct. 31, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape watering to once per week beginning November 3, 2019. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect until Marc...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Rainfall in September Sets a Record Low

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 8, 2019 – Rainfall in September reached a record low of 0.92 inches on average throughout the District. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) observed 15 raingages that received less than 0.5 inches through...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

District Governing Board Adopts Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 1, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020 budget of $65,560,980 and millage rate of 0.3840. Approved on September 24, the annual budget supports ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Governor Reappoints District Governing Board Members

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 11, 2019 –  On Sept. 11, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Charles Keith and Richard Schwab to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

“We appreci...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Notice of Continuation

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 10, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) Tentative Millage and Budget Public Hearing held on September 10, 2019 was recessed and will continue on September 18, 2019 at 5:05 p.m. at the ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

September 10 Governing Board Meeting Rescheduled

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 10, 2019 –  The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board meeting for September 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the District Headquarters has been rescheduled. The rescheduled meeting will be held on Septem...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Emergency Order Initiated for All Counties within the District

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 30, 2019 –  The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has issued Emergency Order No. 2019-02 on August 30, 2019 in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. The Emergency Order includes all 15 counties within ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

District Initiates Emergency Order in Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 29, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has issued an emergency order for Hurricane Dorian, which may begin to impact parts of the Suwannee Valley and northwest Florida as early as Monday morning.&...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Tropical Storm Dorian May Cause Additional Flooding in North Florida

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 28, 2019 – Heavy rainfall is expected for north Florida as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the area. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) encourages residents and business owners to prepare for potential ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Threatened Florida Pine Snake Found in North Florida

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 23, 2019 –  A Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) was discovered at the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) recreational tract in the upper Suwannee Valley. The snake is c...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

High Floridan Aquifer Levels Result in Record Flows at Manatee Springs

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 13, 2019 – Floridan aquifer levels are now above the 90th percentile in parts of Levy, Alachua and Dixie counties. The high aquifer levels mean that spring flow has continued to be higher than usual at many north Florida spr...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

District Intern Juliana Navarro Monitors Mangrove Migration

Mangroves are shrub-like trees that grow in intracoastal waterways, often receiving water from both the ocean and fresh sources. Mangroves are very resilient, and can survive high salinity, low oxygen, thick mud and strong wave conditions. Their survival ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

J.H. Anderson Jr. Memorial Park Grand Opening May 31

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 14, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) are hosting a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the J.H. Anderson Jr., Memorial Park on Friday, May 31 at ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

North Florida Blooms with Color

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 8, 2019 – Seas of bright yellows, light purples and deep pinks can be seen across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) with fields, roadways and yards filled with wildflowers. The abundance of blooms opened...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

A Little Water Conservation Can Go A Long Way

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 15, 2019 – Small changes in homes and businesses can make a large, collective impact on water conservation.  The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is celebrating April as Water Conservation Month t...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

District Celebrates April as Springs Protection Awareness Month

Peacock Springs (shown above) is one of the state's Outstanding Florida Springs.

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 1, 2019 – With over 300 documented springs, the Suwannee River basin is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs of anywhere els...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

How "Well" Is Your Private Well?

LIVE OAK, FLA., Mar. 15, 2019 – There are many responsibilities that come with owning a home. One responsibility includes taking care of the domestic self-supply well that provides families with water for drinking, bathing and cleaning. If the w...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Spring Forward with Irrigation

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar 8, 2019 – On Sunday, March 10, 2019, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will spring forward with daylight saving time. Along with changing the time on clocks, the District reminds residents and businesses to shift c...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

District Launches New Website

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 5, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The new, user-friendly site features updated navigation for users to find information easier and an impro...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Rock Bluff Springs Open For Public Use and Input

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 04, 2019 – The J.H. Anderson, Jr. Memorial Park – Rock Bluff Springs Tract is one step closer to opening for public use. On January 8, 2019, Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) Governing...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Prescribed Fire Practices Benefit The Environment and Communities

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 29, 2019 – Prescribed fire, also known as controlled burning, is used by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) to maintain natural resources and reduce the risk of wildfires. The District recognizes Prescri...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Oyster Reef Restoration Project Promotes Healthy Estuary and Economy

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 02, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) supported an oyster reef restoration initiative along the Lone Cabbage reef complex that was led by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food a...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Winter Months Calling For Higher Than Average Rainfall

LIVE OAK, FLA., Dec. 19, 2018 – Above average rainfall is expected this winter across North Florida as warm winds from the eastern Pacific move across the region. Coming on the heels of a wetter-than-average fall, the Suwannee River Water Manage...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Weekend Rainfall Results In Spill at Valdosta Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant

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December 17, 2018

Release #12-17-135

Weekend Storm Results in Sewer Overflow

During the past two weeks, The City of Valdosta and surrounding areas have received a combined total of 15 inches of rain during several storm events. Included...

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