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Flooding Information
Important Change in River Level Measurements

Beginning in August 2016, the District will start implementation of the use of a new vertical datum, the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). In the past, the District has used the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29). The new datum will result in a downward shift of between 0.64 to 0.90 feet depending on location. There is no change in the actual river level, only the value used to represent the level is different. The full conversion is expected to be complete by November 1, 2016.
More information about the vertical datum change may be found at http://www.mysuwanneeriver.com/VerticalDatum or by calling the District offices at 386-362-1001 and asking to speak with Tom Mirti, Director of Water Resources.

Current Information


Forecasts/Flood Stages

Important: The links below show only the river forecast (if available) for the next 5 to 7 days. They include rainfall forecasts for two days in the future.



All river forecasts are provided by the National Weather Service, as needed during times of high water. All persons with interest along the rivers should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property.

Watches/Warnings
Weather Information
Current Readings

River levels
Rainfall
Historical flood elevations (Updated August 2014; PDF, 75KB)

Automated Phone Line

The District offers a 24-hour voice recording of current river levels. To reach the recording, call:

386.362.6626
800.604.2272 (FL only)

Use the station extension codes to obtain information about specific monitoring stations.

Road Flooding and Emergency Assistance Many access roads become impassable before rivers reach flood stage. Contact your county emergency management coordinator coordinator about road flooding.

Help for Homeowners

Read what to do if your well is flooded.

Read how to protect your family from other health risks after a flood

When Will Rising Water Reach My Home? (PDF, 20KB)

What Does Flood Stage Mean?

Disaster Assistance
  • 1.800.621.FEMA (3362)
  • TTY 1.800.462.7585 (for the speech- or hearing-impaired)
  • Apply online at a class="Hyperlink" title="www.disasterassistance.gov" href="http://www.disasterassistance.gov" target="_blank">www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Please have the following information available when you call:
    • A phone number in case we need to call you back
    • Social Security number
    • Current mailing address
    • Address of the damaged property
    • Brief description of damages
    • Insurance information (if you have insurance)