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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.

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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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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Heavy Georgia Rains Increase Potential For Minor Flooding in North Florida

LIVE OAK, FLA., Dec. 04, 2018 – Heavy rains occurring over the weekend and through Monday dumped over 10 inches of rain across South Georgia raising water levels along the Alapaha, Aucilla, and Withlacoochee rivers according to gauges monitored ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Spill In Valdosta Due to Heavy Rains

Published on behalf of the City of Valdosta  Over the weekend, the City of Valdosta and surrounding areas received more than 11 inches of rain during a storm event. During the storm, city infrastructure operated as designed. The Withlacoochee Pl...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Falling Back For Water Conservation

LIVE OAK, FL, Oct. 31, 2018 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is reminding district residents to shift landscape watering to once per week beginning November 4, 2018. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect until...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

District Offers Informational Meetings For Community Cost-Share Projects

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 30, 2018 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is gearing up to accept new project proposals for the District’s 2019 community cost-share program.

In advance of the 2019 project submittal deadlin...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

District Lands Reopened Post Hurricane Michael

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 15, 2018 – Last week, a number of Suwannee River Water Management District (District) public lands were closed due to impacts from Hurricane Michael.

 

All impacted District lands have since been inspected and reopen...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

District Public Land Tract Closures Due to Hurricane Michael

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 10, 2018 – Due to Hurricane
Michael, many of the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District)public lands throughout the Suwannee Valley have been closed to public access
until further notice.

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

District Initiatives Emergency Order In Preparation For Hurricane Michael

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 8, 2018 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has issued an emergency order for Hurricane Michael, which is expected to begin impacting parts of the Suwannee Valley and northwest Florida by Tuesday evenin...

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