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Posted on: May 22, 2017

SRWMD Encourages Water Conservation During Ongoing Dry Conditions

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 22, 2017 – Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is carefully monitoring the continued deficit in rainfall amounts and the subsequent decline in streamflow and groundwater levels across North Florida. District o...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

District Declares Water Shortage Warning For Several Counties

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 4, 2017 – Decreased rainfall amounts and declining hydrological conditions across North Florida has the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) declaring a water shortage warning for portions of the district to en...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA, Apr. 28, 2017 – On Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting at Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625. The meeting is ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Wildfire Threat High - District Urges Caution

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 26, 2017 – Dry conditions throughout the area have the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) urging residents and visitors to District public lands to be cautious with fire in order to protect our natural resou...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

District ATV Trail Opening At Mallory Swamp May 1

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 24, 2017 – Visitors to Mallory Swamp in Lafayette County have something extra special to look forward to beginning May 1, 2017. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is opening approximately 38 miles of all...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

District Celebrates Springs Awareness With Partners

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 7, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) celebrated the declaration of Springs Awareness for the month of April in Tallahassee this week. Under the leadership of Rep. Elizabeth Porter and Sen. Rob Br...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

APRIL SRWMD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE

LIVE OAK, FLA, Apr. 6, 2017 – On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) meet at 9:00 a.m. at the District Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. The meeting is to consider District busine...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Virginia Sanchez to the Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Man

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Virginia Sanchez to the Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District.   Sanchez, 54, of Old Town, is a co-owner of Sanchez Farms...Read on... View PDF
Posted on: March 16, 2017

District Partners With Local Group To Get Youth Outside

LIVE OAK, FLA., Mar. 16, 2017 – Local youth saw first-hand the importance of land conservation this month through a youth turkey hunt sponsored by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Suwannee River Strutters in Live Oak, ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Rainfall Dips in February, Importance of Conservation Everpresent

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar. 14, 2017 – Rainfall across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) dipped in February following a strong start in January. In conjunction with water usage changes for daylight savings time, the District encour...Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

RO Ranch Equestrian Trail Open

LIVE OAK, FLA., Mar. 13, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has opened the Crossway Branch Trailhead on RO Ranch Tract for public equestrian use. The Crossway Branch Trailhead is located at 2128 SE CR 357 in Lafayette...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Time and Irrigation ‘Spring Forward’

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar 8, 2017 – On, Sunday, March 12, 2017 the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will spring forward with daylight savings time. In addition to the time change, residents and businesses within the District are re...Read on... View PDF
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Prescribed Burn Planned For Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area Beginning This Week

LIVE OAK, FL, Mar. 7, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will be conducting periodic prescribed burning operations in the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Lafayette County beginning March 9, and extending thr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar. 7, 2017 – On Tuesday, March 11, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) meet at 9:00 a.m. at the District Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. The meeting is to consider District busine...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2017

"Don't Take Groundwater For Granted"

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar. 03, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is recognizing the importance of groundwater to our area in partnership with the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) for National Groundwater Awareness We...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

District Highlight Invasive Impacts For National Invasive Species Awareness Week

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 24, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District), in conjunction with land managers throughout the nation, is highlighting the impacts of non-native, exotic plants on District lands as part of National Invas...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Partnership Joins People Together To Protect Water Quality In Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 22, 2017– The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and its partners are reinvigorating the Suwannee River Partnership (SRP, Partnership) program in 2017 to develop solutions for water resources in the Suwannee ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Local Partners Seek To Improve Water Quality Of Santa Fe River

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 16, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has successfully secured initial funding for a project that will significantly reduce pollutants and improve water quality to the Santa Fe River basin.&nb...Read on...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Higher Than Average Rainfall To Start The Year

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 14, 2017 – Rainfall across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was up 15% from the long-term average for January. January rainfall averaged 4.56” across the District, up from the average of 3.9...Read on... View PDF
Posted on: February 6, 2017

SRWMD February Governing Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 6, 2017 – On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) meet at 9:00 a.m. at the District Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. The meeting is to consider District bus...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

‘Take a Hike' On District Lands For February Hiking Trails Month

LIVE OAK, FLA, Feb. 3, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is encouraging area residents and visitors to ‘take a hike’ on District and public lands throughout the month of February in honor of Flori...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Health Officials Confirm Wastewater Contamination In The Withlacoochee And Suwannee Rivers

Madison, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee today issued a joint health advisory extending the previous advisory for the Withlacoochee River to include a portion of the Suwannee River. The health advisory i...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Good Fire Helps Prevent Wildfire On District Lands

LIVE OAK, FLA, Jan. 26, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is encouraging area residents to support prescribed fire during Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, which runs from Jan. 22 through Jan 28. Th...Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Water Restoration Projects Bountiful At Fanning Springs Showcase

LIVE OAK, FLA, Jan. 24, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) hosted the Fanning Springs Restoration Showcase at Fanning Springs State Park to promote the numerous water restoration projects occurring throughout the spri...Read on...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

Health Officials Advise Of Possible Wastewater Contamination In The Withlacoochee River

Madison, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Hamilton and Madison counties today issued a joint health advisory to residents and visitors near the Withlacoochee River in north Florida. The city of Valdosta, Georgia has reported a large sp...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Suwannee River, St. Johns governing boards approve first-ever water supply plan for north Florida

PALATKA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017 — The governing boards of the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts on Jan. 17 jointly approved a 20-year plan to protect the sustainability of water supplies and identify potential future wat...Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

SRWMD Approves Nearly $700,000 For Additional Water Resource Projects

LIVE OAK, FLA, Dec. 13, 2016 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved almost $700,000 for water resource projects through the December round of Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER)...Read on...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

Live Oak, FLA, Dec 5, 2016 – On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the District Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. The mee...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

District Welcomes New Board Member

LIVE OAK, FLA, Dec 1, 2016 – Governor Rick Scott recently appointed a new board member to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board. Charles Keith of Lake City, FL begins his service as of November 6, 2016 and will ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Dairy Farmers Have Opportunity To Save And Protect Water With District Cost Share Program

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 29, 2016 – Local dairy farmers will have an opportunity to save and protect water through the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) dairy operations cost-share assistance program. Through the Depar...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Local Partners Host Students At Ichetucknee Springs State Park For Day Of Hands-On Learning

Live Oak, FL, November 22, 2016 – Over 200 Fort White Middle School sixth grade students recently experienced a dynamic outdoor classroom at Ichetucknee Springs State Park in Columbia County, FL. Students participated in experiential education a...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

October Rainfall Down Throughout Most Of The District

LIVE OAK, FL, November 7, 2016 – Rainfall in the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) for October averaged only 1.18 inches, equaling about one-third of the long-term average for October rainfall of 3.05 inches.  Most coa...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Fall Back, Water Less, Save Money – Landscape Irrigation Frequency ‘Falls Back’ November 6

LIVE OAK, FL, November 2, 2016– The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is reminding district residents to shift landscape watering to once per week beginning November 6, 2016. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect unt...Read on...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

New Monitoring Better Predicts Flood Levels For River Residents and Owners

Live Oak, FL, November 1, 2016 –  Residents and owners of river property in the area will be better able to respond to flood water concerns with updated river level monitoring tools being implemented in the Suwannee River Management District (D...Read on...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

Live Oak, FL, October 31, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Governing Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the City of Alachua James A. Lewis Commission Chambers, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, FL...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement Project Completed

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 28, 2016 — The largest constructed treated wetlands of its kind in the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is complete and will provide 1.58 million gallons of recharge water into the Upper Floridian aquifer ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Public workshops Oct. 25 and Nov. 3 on draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 17, 2016 — The St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts are conducting two public workshops to discuss the draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan and to take public comment.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Public invited to review draft regional water supply plan for north Florida

LIVE OAK, FL, October 5, 2016 - The Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts have released the draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan for public review and comment. The release of

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

SRWMD Governing Board adopts fiscal year 2016-2017 budget

LIVE OAK, FL, September 28, 2016 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has adopted the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (FY 2017) budget of $67,432,237 and a millage rate of 0.4093.

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Improving the accuracy of the river level measurements

LIVE OAK, FL September 23, 2016 - Flooding along rivers and their tributaries is a recurring challenge. Providing the most accurate river level information is essential for forecasting and flood preparation. Beginning in August 2016, water levels for

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

SRWMD hydrologic conditions, Hurricane Hermine

LIVE OAK, FL, September 16, 2016 -The average rainfall across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) for the month of August was 4.75 inches which is roughly 3 inches below normal. The long-term average August rainfall is 7.47 inches.

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

SRWMD Fiscal Year 2017-2016 budget public hearing, millage rate tax cut

LIVE OAK, FLA, September 13, 2016 - The Suwannee River Water Management District held the first of two public hearings to discuss the tentative budget and millage rate for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The District Governing Board adopted the Tentative Budget of

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

District lands closed for public use

LIVE OAK, FL September 7, 2016 – Due to flooding and unsafe conditions created by Hurricane Hermine several roads within Suwannee River Water Management District lands are closed.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Upper Suwannee River springs restoration completed

LIVE OAK, FLA, August 25, 2016 - The first large scale springs enhancement project in the Suwannee River Water District is complete. Funding from the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott made this project possible. The Eagle Lake / Upper Suwannee

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

SRWMD July hydrologic conditions

LIVE OAK, FL, August 12, 2016 - August began with heavy rainfall along coastal counties and some locations have received over 20 inches which is quite the contrast to July. For the month of July rainfall averaged 4.45 inches across the Suwannee District

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Governor Scott reappoints Quincey and Jones to SRWMD Board

LIVE OAK, FL, August 3, 2016 – Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Don Quincey Jr. and Gary Jones to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

June 2016 hydrologic conditions across SRWMD

LIVE OAK, FLA, July 19, 2016 - District-wide rainfall in June averaged 5.95 inches across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). The long-term June average monthly rainfall for the District is 6.39 inches. Highest rainfall amounts fell..

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

SRWMD Governing Board reduces taxes and approves Fiscal Year 2017 Tentative Budget

LIVE OAK, FL, July 19, 2016 - The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board approved reducing the Tentative Fiscal Year 2017 millage rate. The Board voted to reduce the millage rate from 0.4104 to 0.4093 resulting in a tax decrease for

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Doyle and Karl Williams Suwannee Valley BMP success story

LIVE OAK, FL, June 20, 2016 - Doyle and Karl Williams’ farm in the Worthington Springs area of Union County, combines the art of agriculture with the helpful science of the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension Service to grow their multiple crops

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

May 2016 hydrologic conditions across SRWMD

LIVE OAK, FL June 17, 2016 - The average rainfall during the month of May across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was 2.62 inches, which is approximately 20 percent below the long-term average May rainfall of 3.27 inches. Highest.

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

District SWIM Plans meetings postponed

LIVE OAK, FL, June 3, 2016 - The Suwannee River Water Management District’s public outreach meetings for the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan are postponed until such time as the draft plan is available for public review.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

MFLs set for Wacissa, Aucilla and Econfina rivers and associated springs

LIVE OAK, FL, MAY 26, 2016 - The Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) for the Aucilla, Wacissa and Econfina rivers and associated springs have been successfully set by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and adopted as District rules.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

SRWMD Board awards 15 new RIVER projects

LIVE OAK, FL, May 16, 2016 – The Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District has approved nearly $1.7 million dollars for 15 projects. Funding for these projects are from the District’s Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

February 2016 Hydrologic conditions across SRWMD

LIVE OAK, FLA, March 10, 2016 - Across the District, rainfall in February was 3.49 inches, which is about 90 percent of the long-term average February rainfall of 3.89 inches. All areas of the District received at least 2.25 inches of rain during February

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Senate confirms SRWMD board members, director

LIVE OAK, FLA, February 19, 2016 - The Florida Senate confirmed the Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director, Noah Valenstein, as well as governing board members Kevin Brown, Richard Schwab and Bradley Williams on Thursday, February

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

Prescribed Fire Awareness Week Jan. 24-30, 2016

LIVE OAK, FL, January 25, 2016 -- The District uses prescribed fire as part of its strategy to maintain natural resources and reduce the risk of wildfires. In recognition of 2016 Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, the District is providing information about

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Jan 26, SRWMD to host stakeholder meeting for Upper and Middle Suwannee River MFLs

LIVE OAK, FL, December 22, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites businesses, residents and recreational users of the Upper and Middle Suwannee River to participate in a public meeting.

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

2,000 acres of natural systems protected through acquisition

Live Oak, FL, September 22, 2015 – Approximately 2,000 acres of natural systems in Bradford County will be protected while providing a military base buffer for Camp Blanding, thanks to an acquisition made possible by a variety of key players.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

August rainfall across Suwannee River WMD

LIVE OAK, FLA, September 10, 2015 - August was a rainy month for most of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). Rainfall throughout the District on average was 9.19 inches. However, rainfall amounts varied significantly from the northern

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

SRWMD Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget public hearing

LIVE OAK, FLA, September 9, 2015 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) held the first of two public hearings to discuss the tentative budget and millage rate for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (FY 2016).

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Noah Valenstein named SRWMD Director

LIVE OAK, FLA, September 8, 2015 - Noah Valenstein has been selected to be the new Executive Director for the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). Valenstein was among three other top candidates for position.

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