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Posted on: November 20, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for October is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 20, 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 October.  

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 October include:  

  • The District received an average rainfall of 2.84 inches of rain during the month, consistent with the 1932-2022 average of 2.85 inches of rain. 
  • The 12-month rainfall period ending October 31 reflected a rainfall deficit of 2.77 inches, a decrease from the previous month. 
  • Most river stations 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 trended mostly below normal (10th to 25th percentile) throughout the month. 
  • Upper Floridan Aquifer level across the District reflected mainly normally (25th to 75th percentile) or high (75th to 90th percentile) groundwater levels in October, though some wells in Taylor and Madison counties also saw extremely high levels (greater than 90th percentile) at the end of the month. 
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook suggests equal chances of above, below, or normal temperatures along with above normal precipitation throughout the District from November through January. 
  • The U.S. Drought Monitor report released on November 9 shows Abnormally Dry conditions in all or portions of each District county, with areas of Dixie, Alachua, Lafayette, Gilchrist, and Levy counties showing some Moderate Drought. 

 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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