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Posted on: October 12, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for September is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., OCTOBER 12, 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 September.  

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 September include:  

  • The District received an average rainfall of 3.01 inches of rain during the month, which is approximately 45 percent lower than the 1932-2022 average of 5.52 inches.
  • The 12-month period ending September 30 reflected a rainfall deficit of 5.20 inches, an increase from the previous month. 
  • Most river gages across the District finished in either the normal (25th to 75th percentile) or above normal (75th to 100th percentile) flow ranges. However, the Fort White gage on the Santa Fe River showed flows in the below normal (10th to 25th percentile) range. 
  • Upper Floridan Aquifer levels across the District reflected mainly normal (25th to 75th percentile) or high (75th to 90th percentile) groundwater levels in September. 
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook favors above normal temperatures along with above normal precipitation throughout the District from October through December.
  • The U.S. Drought Monitor report released on October 5 shows Abnormally Dry conditions in all or portions of each District county except Madison and Jefferson. 

 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. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. 

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