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Aquifer Alert

17 Alerts
December 5, 2018 1:54 PM

Heavy Rain In GA Causes Minor Flooding in North FL

Storm rainfall that totaled over 10 inches in some parts of south Georgia has resulted in river flooding in some of the District's northern counties, especially on the Withlacoochee River. The storm has also led to rising water levels on the Steinhatchee...

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November 16, 2018 12:21 PM

Unusually Wet November Kicks Off Fall Season

In north Florida we have started the month of November with abundant rainfall, especially compared to the last two months. Most areas in the Suwannee River Water Management District received over 2 inches of rain during the first two weeks of November...

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November 2, 2018 1:55 PM

2017/2018 Well Comparisons in Alachua County

During the past two months, rainfall has been below normal in central Alachua County, but Floridan Aquifer levels remain above the 95th percentile in many parts of the county. The graph included shows how levels in two Floridan Aquifer wells in Alachua...

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October 16, 2018 4:38 PM

Rainfall From Hurricane Michael

Since the passage of Hurricane Michael on October 10th, water levels in the Floridan Aquifer have once again begun to decline in many areas of the District. As of October 14th, water levels were above the 90th percentile in 24 out of the 90 wells (27%)....

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October 8, 2018 1:50 PM

TS Michael Expected To Impact Suwannee Valley

While aquifer levels have receded in many areas of the District, there are areas in Levy, Dixie, and Taylor counties where groundwater levels remain above the 90th percentile. Anticipated rain and storm surge from Tropical Storm Michael have increased the...

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October 3, 2018 11:59 AM

Less Rainfall in September, Groundwater Levels Show Decline

The District ended the month of September 2018 with considerably lower rainfall than in the previous 3 months, and as a result water levels in the Floridan Aquifer in most of the District have declined compared to August levels. The end-of-month survey of...

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September 26, 2018 7:30 AM

Drier Weather Impacting Water Levels

Drier weather in the past two weeks is beginning to affect water levels in the Floridan Aquifer in many areas of the District. As of September 23rd, 34% of the Floridan Aquifer wells surveyed had water levels above the 90th percentile, compared to 46%...

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September 21, 2018 1:10 PM

Rainfall Amount Vary Greatly Across District - Affecting Groundwater Levels

Groundwater levels are still at record highs in many areas, and this is likely to continue in the District's coastal counties. Despite the lack of tropical storm activity, rainfall in the past 30 days has continued to be higher than normal along the Gulf...

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September 19, 2018 11:27 AM

High Water Remains

Telemetry reports from 80 Floridan Aquifer wells within the SRWMD over the weekend show that water levels remain high in many counties. Water level was above the 90th percentile based on records since 1976 in 46% of these monitoring wells. At the Floridan...

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September 17, 2018 7:30 AM

Side By Side Comparison Of Groundwater Levels - 2017 & Now

Rainfall amounts and patterns for the past three months have been similar to those seen throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) before Hurricane Irma in 2017, but 2018 groundwater levels have been quite different.

As of the first...

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September 14, 2018 2:37 PM

New Flood Forecast Stations Help Notify Local Residents Of Potential Harm

High groundwater levels increase the risk of flash flooding and the need to monitor local water level conditions. This year the Southeast River Forecast Center (SERFC) increased the number of flood forecast stations on the Santa Fe River. The attached map...

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September 8, 2018 8:00 AM

September Kicks Off Fall ... and Height Of Hurricane Season

Saturated conditions in wetlands and areas that are normally drained by sinkholes mean that flash flooding can occur when there is intense rainfall. Many residents in affected areas are reporting standing water in normally dry areas. September is the...

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September 6, 2018 4:05 PM

More Record Highs For District Groundwater

The continued pattern of higher than normal rainfall in August is sustaining unusually high groundwater levels in much of the District.

New record levels were set at 3 long-term Floridan Aquifer wells in August, and the number of wells above their 90th...

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September 1, 2018 8:00 AM

20-Year Aquifer High

Hydrographers at the District have found that flows at some Floridan Aquifer springs on the lower Santa Fe River are running higher than they have for the last 20 years. “This is what we would expect, based on the observed high Floridan Aquifer levels in...

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August 30, 2018 2:15 PM

More Rain In Last 7 Days

Part of Columbia, Gilchrist and Jefferson counties saw more than five inches of rainfall over the last seven days, which continues to push aquifer levels higher. However, groundwater levels in much of Columbia and Jefferson counties have been less extreme...

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August 24, 2018 8:44 AM

Groundwater Levels at 90% - Record Highs In Some Areas

The ground is extremely saturated across the District. Groundwater levels across the District were, on average, in the high category at the beginning of August. By August 19th, of 88 long term groundwater sites reporting, almost half of the sites were at...

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August 20, 2018 11:47 AM

Record-Breaking Rainfall (May-July)

The last three months have been some of the wettest in history with aquifer levels are at 90th percentile across the District. With such high water levels and saturated ground, it's important to have a flood preparation plan in the event of a major rain...

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