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Middle Suwannee River & Springs Restoration &
Aquifer Recharge Project
Contractors drill test wells to evalute aquifer recharge.
Contractors drill test wells to evalute
aquifer recharge.
Background
The Middle Suwannee River and Springs Restoration and Aquifer Recharge Project is a partnership between the District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Dixie County to provide hydrologic restoration activities in Dixie and Lafayette counties. The District began restoration efforts at Mallory Swamp several years ago after purchasing 31,000 acres within the swamp. The current project will build upon those efforts.

Project Benefits
  • Restore natural hydrology
  • Rehydrate ponds and wetlands within the vicinity of Mallory Swamp
  • Recharge the aquifer with an estimated 10 million gallons of water per day
  • Augment domestic and agricultural groundwater supplies in Lafayette and Dixie counties
  • Benefit spring flows along the Middle Suwannee River region

Budget The project will be funded by $1.5 million from the DEP; $277,000 from the District; and $75,000 from Dixie County.

Milestones
  • Agreement Signed: 12/12/13
  • Data Collection and Evaluation Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of April 2014
  • Engineering, Permitting, and Design Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of December 2014
  • Construction Phase: Scheduled for completion by end of May 2015

For more information, please contact Dale Jenkins, District project manager, at 386.362.1001, 1.800.226.1066 (FL only), or .

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