LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 12, 2022 – To help enhance public awareness of water levels and the impact rainfall has on current conditions in North Florida, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has released its Hydrologic Conditions Report for the month of June.
This monthly report highlights rainfall, surface water and groundwater levels, a climate and drought outlook, as well as other scientific data that can be utilized to help educate the public of the impact rainfall has on North Florida.
Notable highlights from the month of June:
- The District received an average of 4.57 inches of rain, which was approximately 32 percent less than the 1932-2021 average. Most counties received between 2 inches and 5 inches of rainfall on average, with portions of Suwannee, Columbia, Union, Dixie, Taylor, Lafayette, and Levy counties receiving more than 8 inches of rain.
- The 12-month period ending June 30 showed a rainfall surplus of 3.78 inches of rain, with the Coastal Basin showing the highest surplus of 9.5 inches of rain. This means the District has received more rainfall during the previous 12 months than the historical average.
- Most river stations finished the month of June in either the normal (25th to 75th percentile) or below normal (10th to 25th percentile) flow ranges, except the Ichetucknee River, which ended June in the above normal (75th to 100th percentile) category.
- Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) levels across the District exhibited either extremely low (below the 10th percentile), low (10th to 25th percentile), normal (25th to 75th percentile), high (75th to 90th percentile), or extremely high (above the 90th percentile) ranges at the end of June. Overall, groundwater levels decreased by a median of about 1 foot since the end of May.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook favors above normal temperatures along with above normal rainfall chances throughout the District from July through September.
The full report can be found at the District’s website under the Science & Data tab. It is typically updated the second week of each month, and reports from the previous five years are available for viewing.
The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.
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