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Posted on: July 11, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for June is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 11, 2023 – 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 Hydrologic Conditions Report for the month of June.  

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 about the impact rainfall has on North Florida.  

Notable highlights from the month of June:  

  • The District received an average of 12.12 inches of rain during the month, which is approximately 80 percent higher than the 1932-2022 average of 6.74 inches.
  • Most District counties received between 7 and 16 inches of rainfall on average, with areas of Dixie, Taylor, Levy, and Alachua counties receiving more than 19 inches of rain. 
  • The 12-month period ending June 30 reflected a rainfall deficit of 1.82 inches. Due to the increased rainfall in June, this greatly reduced the deficit number, which was at 9.37 inches at the end of May.
  • River gages across the District finished the month in the either the normal (25th to 75th percentile), above normal (75th – 90th percentile), or high (>90th percentile) flow range. Both the Econfina and Steinhatchee gages had five consecutive days of daily record highs during the month. 
  • Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) levels across the District reflect mainly normal or high (75th to 90th percentile) groundwater levels in June. Portions of Jefferson, Lafayette, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, and Gilchrist counties also saw levels in the extremely high (>90th percentile range). Groundwater levels increased by a median of 1.2 feet since the end of May. 
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook favors above normal temperatures and equal chances of normal or below normal rainfall throughout the District from July through September. 

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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