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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Multiple SRWMD lands to close due to Hurricane Ian impacts

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) on Wednesday announced the closure of some District lands due to inclement weather from Hurricane Ian. 

District lands closing at noon on Wednesday, Septe...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

SRWMD advises residents to exercise caution ahead of Hurricane Ian

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 – Out of an abundance of caution, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is advising all residents in Northeast Florida to prepare now for potential weather impacts from Hurricane Ian. 

According...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

SRWMD, UF to partner for research study on snook migration on the Suwannee River

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and the University of Florida have extended a partnership that will assist in providing new data that will help protect the region’s water supply.  

The p...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

SRWMD TO HOST FINAL BUDGET HEARING, BOARD WORKSHOPS ON SEPTEMBER 26

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold Governing Board workshops and the final hearing on its Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Millage and Budget on Monday, September 26.  

Governing Board works...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for August is now available

Map that shows rainfall amounts for August 2022

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 – 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...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Six alternative water supply projects receive more than $6.2 million in funding

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 – More than $6.2 million in funding has been approved for six alternative water supply projects that will help strengthen water resources across North Florida.  

These projects are part of an effort to reduce wat...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

SRWMD TO HOST GOVERNING BOARD MEETING, FIRST BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 13

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting and First Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Millage and Budget on Tuesday, September 13.  

The monthly Gove...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

ADVISORY: Portions of Santa Fe River expected to reach minor flood stage this week

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 30, 2022 – As water levels continue to rise due to frequent rainstorms across Northeast Florida, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is monitoring river levels across the region. 

According to current est...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

SRWMD encourages residents, visitors to “Leave No Litter” ahead of busy Labor Day weekend

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 29, 2022 – Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and as many residents will flock to natural water resources to celebrate, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is encouraging them to “Leave No Litter” duri...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

SRWMD timber harvesting operations a sign of preservation activities

Marked trees for timber harvesting on the Steinhatchee Springs tract

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 24, 2022 – You may find it surprising, but timber harvesting is one of the best ways to preserve the health of local forests, along with other management activities. If implemented correctly, harvesting can encourage tree seedling r...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

SRWMD highlights recreational activities with launch of new online map

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 22, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has launched a new District Lands website, which will provide easier access to information about District-owned properties. 

The new website &n...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Overhaul to SRWMD bid solicitation system set to begin October 1

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 19, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will be updating its bid solicitation system and is encouraging vendors to prepare now for the changes that will go into effect.  

Effective Octobe...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for July is now available

Hydro Report July 2022

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 10, 2022 – 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 fo...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

SRWMD Board Approves $865,803 in Water Resource Funding for Five Local Projects

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 9, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Tuesday approved funding for five projects that will benefit water resources across North Florida.  

The Board approved $865,803 f...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 3, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, August 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &n...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

REMINDER: SRWMD to host meeting to discuss updated flood-risk maps for the Aucilla River Watershed

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 26, 2022 – As a reminder to local residents, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a discussion tonight for the development of new flood risk maps for the Auci...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for June is now available

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 12, 2022 – 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 R...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

SRWMD to host flood-risk map discussion for Aucilla River Watershed

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 8, 2022 – Local property owners are encouraged to take part in the development of preliminary flood-risk maps for the Aucilla River Watershed, which includes parts of Jefferson and Madison counties, at a meeting later this month in Gr...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR JULY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 5, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters....

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for May is now available

May 2022 Rainfall

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 14, 2022 – 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 Re...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Join SRWMD in celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 8, 2022 – Warm weather, blue skies, and sunshine can mean only one thing – summer is here, and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites you to join the celebration of Great Outdoors Month, taking place ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR JUNE GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 7, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.  ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Gov. DeSantis reappoints two members of the SRWMD Governing Board

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 3, 2022 – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced the reappointment of Charles Keith and Larry Sessions to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board. 

Keith was appointed by Gov. Rick Scot...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

SRWMD encourages residents, visitors to “Leave No Litter”

Leave No Litter logo

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 23, 2022 – With summer approaching and residents and visitors set to enjoy more outdoor excursions, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is encouraging them to “Leave No Litter” on their trips into Natural North Flor...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

SRWMD Board recommends $6.4 million in Alternative Water Supply funding

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 18, 2022 – Five alternative water supply (AWS) projects were recently recommended for funding by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.  

The North Florida projects – four l...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for April is now available

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 11, 2022 – 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 t...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

SRWMD Governing Board recommends $14.1 million in Springs Restoration Funding to FDEP

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 10, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Tuesday recommended nine North Florida springs protection projects that will total approximately $14.1 million.   

Staff considered ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MAY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 3, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.  

I...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

SRWMD Hydrological Conditions Report for March is now available

March Rainfall Graphic

LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 19, 2022 – 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 Hydrology Report for the month of...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Water Conservation Month to highlight importance of protecting local and state resources

LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 7, 2022 – Water conservation is one of the core tenets of the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) mission to ensure the sustainability of Florida’s water supplies. Due to that, the District’s Governing Board has appr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 5, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &nbs...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

SRWMD recognizes April as Springs Protection Awareness Month

Photo of the Ichetucknee Springs

LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 1, 2022 – To help increase awareness about the importance of Florida’s springs and encourage residents and stakeholders to participate in the protection of those springs, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governi...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

SRWMD, Dixie County project to reduce potential for flooding impacts

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAR. 10, 2022 – An upcoming project in Dixie County is expected to help alleviate future flooding concerns.   

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Tuesday approved a funding amendment...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Could sinkhole overflows help meet water supply demands? Study looks to find out.

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAR. 2, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will soon begin a feasibility study to determine if sinkhole overflow can be used to help meet water supply demands in North Florida. 

At its February Governing...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MARCH GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 01, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &nb...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

SRWMD feasibility study could lead to benefits for Cedar Key, Levy County

Cedar Key Sunset

LIVE OAK, FLA., FEB. 16, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board, during its February meeting, authorized staff to perform a feasibility study for potential water supply and wastewater improvements in Levy ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

DIVE IN TO PRESERVE OUR SPRINGS, IMPROVE WATER QUALITY

Woman paddling a kayak.

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 08, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is proud to announce the launch of the water quality campaign, Dive In. With an emphasis on raising awareness of the ways everyone can help protect the springs and wat...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

SRWMD celebrates Florida Hiking Trails Month

Two people hiking

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 03, 2022 – Area residents and visitors are invited to join the celebration of Florida Hiking Trails Month, taking place the entire month of February. 

Florida Hiking Trails Month encourages Floridians to take advantage of Flor...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 01, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

SRWMD welcomes Roberts as new Communications and Outreach Manager

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 31, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has announced the hiring of Troy Roberts as its new Communications and Outreach Manager.

Roberts joined the District in early December and will be responsible for the D...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Local schools, organizations can apply for water resource funding through SRWMD

LIVE OAK, FLA., JAN. 27, 2022 – As part of its ongoing commitment to educating the community about protecting North Florida’s vital water resources, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has funding available to local schools and communi...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

SRMWD Governing Board Approves Funding for Wastewater Improvements

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 12, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Tuesday approved $9.1 million in project funding to address wastewater improvements in North Florida.  

The trio of projects, funded by stat...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 04, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting and Lands Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 11 at 9 a.m. The Lands Committee meeting will follow the Governing Board meeting....

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

SRWMD launches algae monitoring pilot program in Madison County

Madison Blue Spring

MADISON, FLA., Jan. 3, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) has launched a pilot project in Madison County that will monitor algae in local springs. 

Launched in late December, the initial project at Madison Blue Spring, loc...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

SRMWD Governing Board Approves Springs Restoration Funding

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The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Tuesday approved projects totaling more than $14 million for springs restoration in Northeast Florida. 

The District Governing Board approved new projects equaling $10.8 mi...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR DECEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. 

In addition to in-person pa...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

FALL BACK FOR WATER CONSERVATION

Irrigate your landscape twice per week when springing forward and once per week when falling back.

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 3, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape watering to once per week to correspond with the time change on November 7. The fall watering schedule will remain in eff...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR OCTOBER GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA, Oct. 05, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting and Lands Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 12. The monthly Governing Board meeting is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. The Lan...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Innovative Wetlands with Nature at Work

“It’s magic to see what happens when you add water to the landscape,” said Jacqui Sulek, chapter conservation manager for Audubon Florida.

A visit to the Lake City Wetlands is magical to many who see it for the first time. Treated wastewater has helped tra...

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