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About the District
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
Consolidated Annual Report 2018
Statement of Agency Organization and Operation
Report to the Sunset Legislative Committee
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
7,640 square miles
All or part of 15 counties in north-central Florida
13 river basins
A population of 320,000
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.
Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, and Putnam.
Map of District Boundaries
Map to District Offices
Suwannee River Water Management District:
9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060, 386.362.1001