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About the District
The Suwannee River Water Management District is one of five regional water management districts (PDF, 79.6KB) in Florida, created by the Florida Legislature through passage of the Water Resources Act of 1972. Suwannee is the smallest of the state's water management districts in terms of geographic area, population served, tax base, and agency staff.

The Suwannee River Water Management District manages water and related natural resources in north-central Florida by providing water quality and quantity monitoring, research, regulation, land acquisition and management, and flood protection. For details, please refer to our Strategic Plan or to our Business and Financial page for the current budget and work plan.

Strategic Plan 2018-2022 (PDF, 24.8MB)
Consolidated Annual Report 2018 (PDF, 39.2MB)
Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (PDF, 31KB)
Report to the Sunset Legislative Committee (PDF, 253KB)
Organization Chart (PDF, 32KB)

Performance Metrics
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection tracks the performance of water management districts (WMDs) on mission critical topics, both quarterly and annually. This information is used to assess the effectiveness of work processes, such as consumptive use and environmental resource permitting, and to gauge progress toward water management district goals, such as meeting future water supply needs and protecting natural systems.

WMD Performance Metrics

Service Area
  • 7,640 square miles
  • All or part of 15 counties in north-central Florida
  • 13 river basins
  • A population of 320,000


  • All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.
  • Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, and Putnam.

Major Rivers
  • Suwannee
  • Santa Fe
  • Withlacoochee
  • Aucilla
  • Alapaha
  • Ichetucknee
  • Fenholloway
  • Steinhatchee
  • Econfina
  • Waccasassa
  • Wacissa

Map of District Boundaries

GIF, 230KB l PDF, 686KB

Map to District Offices

GIF, 224KB l PDF, 253KB