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Posted on: September 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] SRWMD lands reopen following Hurricane Ian

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has announced that all District lands closed for potential Hurricane Ian impacts have reopened. 

Based on the forecast earlier this week and out of an abundance of caution, the District closed its lands in Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Union, and coastal Jefferson and Taylor counties ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.   

District staff were able to inspect properties on Thursday and found little to no damage.  

The District owns nearly 160,000 acres of land across the region, approximately 97 percent of which are open to the public for recreational activities. Information about District lands, and what amenities are offered at each, can be found at

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. 

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, search @SRWMD. 


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