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Posted on: August 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for July is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 9, 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 July.  

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 July:  

  • The District received an average rainfall of 6.02 inches of rain during the month, which is approximately 22 percent lower than the 1932-2022 average of 7.72 inches. 
  • Most counties in the District received between 4 inches and 7 inches of rainfall on average, with areas of Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Lafayette, Suwannee, Levy, Alachua, Union, Bradford, and Baker counties receiving more than 9 inches of rain. 
  • The 12-month period ending July 31 reflected a rainfall deficit of 3.85 inches. 
  • River gages across the District finished in either the normal (25th to 75th percentile) or above normal (75th to 100th percentile) flow ranges. 
  • Upper Floridan Aquifer levels across the District reflected mainly normal (25th to 75th percentile) or high (75th to 90th percentile) groundwater levels in July. Some wells in Taylor, Lafayette, and Gilchrist counties saw levels in the extremely high (above 90th percentile) range.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook favors above normal temperatures along with equal chances of above or below normal precipitation throughout the District from August through October.  

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. 

For more information about the District, visit www.MySuwanneeRiver.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter

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