Minimum Flows & Levels

About the Minimum Flows & Levels (MFLs) Program

The Suwannee River Water Management District's Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) program is a means to ensure water availability for the present and future, and to prevent significant harm to the area's natural resources.

The District's MFL Program is a science-based process from which MFLs are established by the Governing Board of the District. This process uses the best information available to determine the recommended MFLs. Before adoption by the board in the District rules (40B-8, Florida Administrative Code), the science supporting the MFLs is subject to a peer review process initiated by the District. For a brief overview of the MFL program, read our two-page fact sheet (PDF).

Annually, the District publishes a priority list (PDF) of MFL water bodies with an anticipated completion schedule. This list is reviewed annually and submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval. Download a map of the water bodies (PDF).

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For more information, please contact the MFL program at 386.362.1001.