Live Oak, FL, April 19, 2016 – With leadership from Sen. Charles Dean and Rep. Elizabeth Porter, the Florida Legislature has once again declared April Springs Protection Month, demonstrating their continued commitment to Florida’s springs. Leaders from
Live Oak, FL, April 13, 2016 – April is water conservation month. The District is tasked with maintaining the delicate balance of protecting natural resources while ensuring sustainable water supplies for current and future reasonable-beneficial water
LIVE OAK, FL, March 9, 2016 –– On Sunday, March 13th the District will spring forward with Daylight Savings Time. In addition to changing the clocks ahead one hour, residents and businesses within the District are reminded of the shift in current lawn
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
LIVE OAK, FLA, March 3, 2016 - The District has unveiled an updated version of its flood risk reporting interactive online map. The online mapping site is popular among property owners and realtors for both flood risk reports and flood-elevation estimates
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
LIVE OAK, FL, February 12, 2016 - The District Governing Board proclaimed March 6-12, 2016, Groundwater Awareness Week. For the past 17 years, the National Groundwater Association has celebrated National Groundwater Awareness Week.
LIVE OAK, FL, January 27, 2016 - The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) Steinhatchee River minimum flows and levels (MFLs) meeting has been rescheduled to February 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Steinhatchee Community Center.
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
LIVE OAK, FL, January 19, 2016 -- During the month of December 2015, across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) rainfall averaged 1.80 inches. That is just over half of the long-term December average rainfall of 3.17 inches. Parts of
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.
LIVE OAK, FL, December 11, 2015 - Rooted from the five generations of family farming, Bradley Hoover and his son, Bradley Hoover II, operate their certified organic family farm in northwest Suwannee County. The Hoovers started their organic farm eight
LIVE OAK, FLA, December 9, 2015 - Rainfall across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) during the month of November averaged 2.76 inches. This is slightly above the long-term average November rainfall of 2.65” inches. The 12-month
Live Oak, FL, November 24, 2015 - Hart Springs a 2nd magnitude spring is flowing stronger thanks to a successful restoration project undertaken by Gilchrist County and the District. The project has improved the health of the spring and
LIVE OAK, FL, November 6, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) land managers will conduct prescribed burning operations on the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area beginning the week of November 9 through December 31, 2015.
LIVE OAK, FL, October 22, 2015 - From November 1 until March 13, 2016 lawn and landscape irrigation measures for residents and commercial entities within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) boundaries will shift to once per week...
LIVE OAK, FL, October 20, 2015 - The rainfall average for the month of September across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was 5.16 inches, roughly a third of an inch less than the long-term average of 5.46”. For the 12-month period
LIVE OAK, FL, October 12, 2015 – Levy Blue Springs is a vital asset to the Town of Bronson and is a popular recreational area. Levy Blue spring run connects to the Waccasassa River. The Levy Blue Water Quality Improvement Project has been recently
LIVE OAK, FL, October 6, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District invites businesses, residents and recreational users of the Aucilla Econfina, and Wacissa Rivers to participate in a public meeting. The District will present the Draft MFLs for
LIVE OAK, FL, October 1, 2015 - The Suwannee River Water Management District with the help of a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has developed incentive-based programs to assist the agriculture community’s stewardship efforts
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.
LIVE OAK, FL, September 22, 2015 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board adopted the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (FY 2016) budget of $43.34 million and the millage rate of 0.4104.
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
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).
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.
LIVE OAK, FLA, August 31, 2015 - Adrian Land and his wife Melissa Land are sixth-generation ranchers in Suwannee County. The Lands live in Branford on their family farm with their son Adrian Land II and daughter Arica. In 1993, the Lands started their
LIVE OAK, FL, August 28, 2015 - A remarkable project in Dixie and Lafayette counties is reestablishing natural drainage patterns to recharge the Upper Floridan aquifer and enhance spring flows. The Middle Suwannee River and Springs Restoration and Aquifer
LIVE OAK, FL, August 7, 2015 – The October Road Water Main Extension project is underway in Columbia County (County). The County in partnership with the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) have set out to improve and maintain safe drinking
LIVE OAK, FLA, July 22, 2015 - For the third consecutive year, the Suwanee River Water Management District (District) is hosting a local government cooperative funding program, Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER),
LIVE OAK, FL, July 22, 2015 - Randall Dasher is an outstanding farmer in Suwannee County who is at the forefront in the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) that go above and beyond voluntary or regulatory program requirements.
LIVE OAK, FL, July 15, 2015 - The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board approved reducing the Tentative Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 millage rate. The Board voted to reduce the millage rate to 0.4104 from 0.4141 resulting in tax decrease
LIVE OAK, FL, July 15, 2015 – Rainfall totals for the month of June measured on average 5.33 inches throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District. The highest rainfall amounts during the month fell along a band from the mouth of the Steinhatchee
LIVE OAK, FL, July 1, 2015 - As flood risks data improves overtime, a collaborative approach is needed to help make communities more resilient. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with the Suwannee River Water Management District and
LIVE OAK, FLA, June 30, 2015 – Fanning Springs, a second magnitude spring in Levy County, is continuously monitored by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and the data captured are now available to the public on a new dashboard.
LIVE OAK, FL, June 26, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) land managers will be conducting prescribed burning operations within the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area beginning July 1 and extending through July 17, 2015.
Live Oak, FL, June 17, 2015 - The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) Surface Water and Improvement andManagement (SWIM) Plans will be updated thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Gulf Environmental Benefit
Live Oak, FL, June 15, 2015 – The Columbia County Water Conservation project designed to benefit the Lower Santa Fe River and associated springs is underway. Replacing existing inefficient water fixtures with high efficiency fixtures in commercial
Live Oak, FL, June 9, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) rainfall average in May was 2.50 inches. This is about 25 percent less than the long-term average May rainfall of 3.27 inches.
Live Oak, FL, June 9, 2015 – An acquisition of approximately 2,000 acres that will benefit natural resources and benefit a military base is underway in Bradford County. The District Governing Board has authorized the purchase of 2,014 acres from Rayonier
Live Oak, FL, June 2, 2015 – In 2005, Scott and Billie Rooney bought the first 53 acres of their now 80-acre farm in Suwannee County, east of Live Oak. Ten years later, the Rooney farm is divided into six acres of four varieties of “Rabbiteye” U-pick blue
Live Oak, FL, June 1, 2015 – Carlos D. Herd, P.G. will step into the role of interim executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) today. Herd was named interim executive director by the District’s Chairman on May 14,
Live Oak, FL, May 26, 2015–The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) May governing board meeting was held in Dixie County at the Putnam Lodge, in the Coastal Rivers Basin. Dixie and Taylor Counties are home to very popular natural features
Live Oak, FL, May 22, 2015 – Monday, June 1 is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is making preparations. The District participated in a statewide exercise from May 18-22,
Live Oak, FL, May 14, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District has acquired Turtle Spring in Lafayette County. Turtle Spring is one of ten second magnitude springs in Lafayette County. The purchase will allow the District to provide floodplain
Live Oak, FL, May 14, 2015 - Governing Board Chairman, Don J. Quincey, Jr., appointed Carlos D. Herd as the interim executive director of Suwannee River Water Management District (District) as Ann B. Shortelle, Ph. D, is being considered for the
Live Oak, FL, May 12, 2015 – Rainfall in the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) for the month of April was slightly above average. District-wide rainfall in April was 3.62”, about ten percent more than the long-term monthly average rain-
Live Oak, FL May 8, 2015 – Fourteen farmers and producers were honored at the 15th annual County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) dinner on May 7, 2015, for voluntarily carrying out best management practices (BMPs) that