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Posted on: February 13, 2024

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for January is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., FEBRUARY 13, 2024 – 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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Press Releases and News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

SRWMD celebrates February as Florida Hiking Trails Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., FEBRUARY 7, 2024 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites area residents and visitors to celebrate February as Florida Hiking Trails Month.

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

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Monthly SRWMD Governing Board meeting to take place on February 13

LIVE OAK, FLA., FEBRUARY 6, 2024 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public at the District Office in Live Oak as well as streami...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

SRWMD makes finding permitting information easier

LIVE OAK, FLA., FEBRUARY 2, 2024 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has launched a new online portal that will make it easier for residents to check the status of their permit applications. 

Located at MySuwanneeRiver.com, t...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

SRWMD recognizes Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

LIVE OAK, FLA., JANUARY 29, 2024 – Due to its importance in maintaining natural resources and reducing the risk of wildfires, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recognizes this week as Prescribed Fire Awareness Week to bring awareness...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 18, 2024

SRWMD encourages residents to ensure their well’s wellness in 2024

LIVE OAK, FLA., JANUARY 18, 2024 – When was the last time you checked on your well? 

Domestic self-supply wells provide families with water for drinking, bathing, and cleaning; and, if not taken care of, your water quality can be impacted. To help...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for December is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., JANUARY 10, 2024 – 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 f...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Monthly SRWMD Governing Board meeting to take place on January 9

LIVE OAK, FLA., JANUARY 2, 2024 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, January 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public at the District Office in Live Oak as well as streaming ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

District receives more than 4 inches of rain during weekend storms

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LIVE OAK, FLA., DECEMBER 19, 2023 – Counties in the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) saw significant rainfall over the weekend as storms passed through the area on Saturday and Sunday.

The Districtwide average for rainfall was ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for November is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., DECEMBER 13, 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 ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Monthly SRWMD Governing Board meeting to take place on December 12

LIVE OAK, FLA., DECEMBER 5, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, December 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public at the District Office in Live Oak as well as streami...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

SRWMD announces changes to Governing Board streaming process

LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 21, 2023 – As of its December Governing Board meeting, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will be implementing changes to its online livestream feed and public comment process.

At the December 12 Governing Boar...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

More than $13 million in springs restoration project funding announced for North Florida

LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 16, 2023 – On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that seven springs restoration projects with the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will receive approximately $13.5 million to aid in the recovery and protectio...

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Press Releases and News
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 ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

SRWMD encourages residents to fall back for water conservation

LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 9, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape irrigation scheduling to one day per week following this past weekend’s time change. The fall watering schedule will remain in ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., NOVEMBER 7, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.&a...

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Press Releases and News
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 f...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

SRWMD readies SWIM Plan for Suwannee River Basin, seeks feedback on proposed updates

LIVE OAK, FLA., OCTOBER 11, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District is seeking feedback on its proposed updates to the Suwannee River Basin Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan. 

In 1987, the Florida legislature passed ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., OCTOBER 3, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, October 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &am...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: September 22, 2023

SRWMD projects reductions in impacted properties in Santa Fe flood risk maps

LIVE OAK, FLA., September 22, 2023 – Citizens in the Santa Fe Basin will be less impacted by FEMA Santa Fe Watershed flood risk map updates due to extensive public engagement and updated information facilitated by the Suwannee River Water Management Distr...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Hurricane Idalia highlights SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for August

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LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 19, 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...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: September 18, 2023

SRWMD TO HOST FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 25

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Final Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Millage and Budget on Monday, September 25.  

The meeting will begin at 5:05 p.m...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Water management districts seek public comment on water supply plan

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 – After months of gathering data, soliciting project ideas, and coordinating with neighboring water management districts and stakeholders, a draft update to the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership w...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: September 5, 2023

SRWMD TO HOST GOVERNING BOARD MEETING, FIRST BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 12

LIVE OAK, FLA., SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 – 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 12.  

The monthly Gove...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 28, 2023

SRWMD advises residents to exercise caution ahead of Hurricane Idalia

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 28, 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 Idalia. ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Gov. DeSantis reappoints two members of the SRWMD Governing Board

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LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 25, 2023 – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced the reappointment of Richard Schwab and William Lloyd to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board. 

Schwab was appointed by Gov. Rick ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

REMINDER: SRWMD to host meetings to discuss Alapaha, Aucilla watershed flood maps this week

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 15, 2023 – Meetings to review the new preliminary flood-risk maps for the Alapaha and Aucilla watersheds – which includes portions of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison counties – will take place this week. 

These meetings wil...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 11, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for July is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 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...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 8, 2023

SRWMD’s Thomas inducted into conservation Hall of Fame

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LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 8, 2023 – Hugh Thomas, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), has been inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts Southeast Region Conservation Hall of Fame.&am...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 4, 2023

REMINDER: SRWMD to host meetings to discuss Alapaha, Aucilla watershed flood maps

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 4, 2023 – Residents of the Alapaha and Aucilla watersheds – which includes portions of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison counties – are being given another opportunity to review the new preliminary flood-risk maps before they go into...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 1, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, August 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &n...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

SRWMD to host meetings to discuss flood maps for Alapaha, Aucilla watersheds

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 25, 2023 – Local property owners are encouraged to take part in the review of preliminary flood-risk maps for the Alapaha and Aucilla watersheds, which include parts of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison counties. 

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Press Releases and News
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 R...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: July 5, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., JULY 5, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.  ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Following recent rainfall, SRWMD wants to educate residents about sinkholes

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 30, 2023 – With the recent heavy rainfall across the District following the prolonged dry period, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is wanting to ensure local residents are educated about the potential for sinkho...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for May is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 13, 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 ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Join SRWMD in celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 7, 2023 – 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 through t...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: June 6, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., JUNE 6, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.  ...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 22, 2023

SRWMD encourages residents, visitors to “Leave No Litter” during busy holiday weekend

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 22, 2023 – As the weather warms and more residents and visitors flock to our local springs, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) encourages them to “Leave No Litter” and help protect our environment. 

The “Le...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Seven area projects recommended for Springs funding by SRWMD Governing Board

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 16, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board this month recommended seven projects to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for Springs funding. 

The seven pro...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 12, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for April is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 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 t...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 10, 2023

SRWMD Board recommends $119 million in Alternative Water Supply funding

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 10, 2023 – Five alternative water supply (AWS) projects were recommended for funding this week by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board. 

The five North Florida projects – o...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Learn more about SRWMD by visiting Live Oak’s Discovery Trail

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 5, 2023 – Have you been to the Discovery Trail in Live Oak lately? If not, now’s a good time to visit and learn about the important water resources of our region. 

Parents, children, and other local residents can tour the trail...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., MAY 2, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, May 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters.  &a...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 25, 2023

SRWMD to facilitate flood risk review meeting on Wednesday in Alachua

LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 25, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will facilitate a meeting on Wednesday, April 26, in Alachua to discuss proposed changes to the flood maps for the Santa Fe River Watershed.  

The m...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 14, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for March is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 14, 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...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 10, 2023

ICYMI: District’s Jennings Bluff Tract designated a State Geological Site

LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 10, 2023 – The state of Florida has its newest State Geological Site.

Last month, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recognized the Suwannee River Water Management District’s Jennings Bluff T...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 7, 2023

SRWMD recognizes April as Springs Protection Awareness Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 7, 2023 – 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) Govern...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Water Conservation Month to highlight importance of protecting local water resources

LIVE OAK, FLA., APR. 6, 2023 – Water conservation is at the core 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 declared that A...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Reminder: Public comment period for Santa Fe Watershed flood maps ends April 30

LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 3, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) wants to remind residents in the Santa Fe Watershed of the extended timeframe for public feedback. 

Residents have until April 30 to provide feedback on potent...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., APRIL 4, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarters. &nb...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 31, 2023 – As part of its ongoing commitment to water resource education, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is offering funding to local schools and community groups who are interested in projects to further the...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 16, 2023

SRWMD Hydrologic Conditions Report for February is now available

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LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 16, 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...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

SRWMD to kick off peer review process for Upper, Middle Suwannee River MFLs

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 8, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a kickoff meeting next week for its upcoming peer review process for proposed minimum flows and levels (MFLs) on the Upper and Middle Suwannee River.

This mee...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 8, 2023

SRWMD reminds residents of dangers of flooding during Florida Flood Awareness Week

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 8, 2023 – The second week of March is Florida Flood Awareness Week, and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) wants to remind residents of the dangers of flooding. 

Flooding is one of the most comm...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 7, 2023 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at the District headquarter...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Public comment period extended for Santa Fe Watershed flood maps

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 7, 2023 – The timeframe for public feedback for the Santa Fe Watershed Flood Risk Maps updates has been extended until the end of April.  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Suwannee Rive...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Enjoy the outdoors this month as March is Florida Biking Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., MARCH 1, 2023 – The month of March is Florida Biking Month, and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) wants to encourage all its residents and visitors to take advantage of Florida’s spring weather and enjoy the great out...

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Press Releases and News
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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