LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 19, 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 Hydrology Report for the month of March.
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 March:
- The District received an average of 10.68 inches of rain during the month, which is more than double the 1932-2021 average of 4.36 inches. Some areas of the District received more than 14 inches of rain.
- The 12-month period ending March 31 shows a rainfall surplus of 9.28 inches when compared to the 12-month average between 1932-2021. This means the District has received more rainfall than the historical average during the previous 12 months.
- All river stations tracked by the District show river flow in the normal (25th to 75th percentile) or above normal (75th to 100th percentile) ranges.
- The Upper Floridan Aquifer levels across the District were within the high (75th to 90th percentile) or extremely high (90th percentile and up) at the end of March. This means additional rain could cause standing water or minor flooding in some areas.
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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