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Posted on: February 4, 2010

[ARCHIVED] District lands temporarily closed due to flooding

The Suwannee River Water Management District has closed some of its public lands to vehicular access due to rising water levels along the Alapaha, Suwannee, Wacissa and Aucilla rivers. The following is a list of closed tracts with their county and entrance locations:

• Jennings Bluff, northeastern Hamilton County, off NW 25th Lane
• Alapahoochee tract, northeastern Hamilton County, off CR 150
• Roline and Cypress Creek South tracts, northeastern Hamilton County, off CR 135/NE 180th Blvd/Woodpecker Road
• Holton Creek, southwestern Hamilton County, off SW 67th Drive
• Goose Pasture, southeastern Jefferson County, off Goose Pasture Road
• Cabbage Grove, western Taylor County, off Goose Pasture Road (both entrances are closed)
• Mt. Gilead tract, southwestern Madison and northwestern Taylor counties, off Rocky Ford Road (both entrances are closed)
• Jones Mill Creek, southeastern Jefferson County, off Jerkins Mainline Road/O‘Neal Grade (all three entrances are closed)

District Land Management Specialist Edwin McCook said in addition to tract closures, several roads leading to these properties are also flooded.

“The District wants to mitigate any safety concerns due to flooding conditions,” McCook said. “We will continue to monitor conditions on our lands and notify the public of any additional closures.”

Flood warnings are still in effect for the Aucilla River at Lamont, the Alapaha River at Statenville, and the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estates.

Up-to-date flooding and rainfall data is available from the District's homepage under “Latest Flooding Information.” Boating advisories and no-wake information are also posted.

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