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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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District Staff Servicing Wacissa Dam Gage

Thank you for your interest in working for the Suwannee River Water Management District, an equal opportunity employer. Our small, dedicated team of 66 full-time employees includes resource engineers, hydrologists, geologists, biologists, land managers, f...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

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District Staff Presenting On Water Conservation

Whether you are searching for someone to educate your organization about the history of the Suwannee River or you would like a scientist to guide an activity in your classroom, the District can help! Fill out this short form and we will have a District st...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

River Crest Predictions

High water levels at the Alapaha river

Weather forecasts and flood and crest predictions are issued by the National Weather Service. You can get these via internet, phone, or radio.

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National Weather Service North Florida River Forecast.

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Call 904.741.4370, Monday through Friday, 8 a....

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Aquifer Academy

Lower Suwannee River

Learn about the Floridan aquifer and water resources with fun activities for all ages!

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Public Records Request

Public Records

Public records from the Suwannee River Water Management District

Florida leads the nation in providing public access to government meetings and records through the state's Public Records and Sunshine laws. We welcome your questions about the work of the Su...

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News Flash

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: July 7, 2021

REMOTE AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER GOVERNING BOARD MEETING AND FIRST PUBLIC MEETIN

LIVE OAK, FLA, Sept. 7, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting and First Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget on Tuesday, September 14. The monthly Governing Board meeti...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

ELEVATED GROUNDWATER LEVELS RECORDED IN AREAS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT

LIVE OAK, FLA, July 19, 2021 – Post Tropical Storm Elsa, groundwater levels in several counties within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) have reached high levels. Taylor, Dixie, Lafayette and Alachua counties are seeing gro...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA, Aug. 3, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, August 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at District headquarters.&am...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

TROPICAL STORM ELSA RESULTS IN HIGH RAINFALL AND LOCALIZED FLOODING

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 9, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) 15-county region received an average of 3.04 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Elsa. Alachua, Union, and Levy counties received the most rainfall...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

OFF-SITE JULY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING IN ALACHUA

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 6, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting off-site in Alachua, Fla. on Tuesday, July 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., June 2, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public at District headquarters.&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

GOVERNOR DESANTIS APPOINTS TWO GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 18, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Dr. George Cole, of Monticello, and William Lloyd, of High Springs, to the Governing Board. On May 14, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointmen...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 4, 2021 – 

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public. Remote participation ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

DISTRICT RECOGNIZES APRIL AS SPRINGS PROTECTION AWARENESS MONTH

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 6, 2021 – With over 450 documented springs, the Suwannee Valley is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in North America. The springs of the area have significant environmental, historical, economic and re...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

A LITTLE WATER CONSERVATION CAN GO A LONG WAY

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 5, 2021 – Small changes in daily habits can make a large, collective impact on water conservation. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is recognizing April as Water Conservation Month to bring awareness t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., April 6, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capaci...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

HIGH RAINFALL AND RIVER LEVELS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 1, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) 15-county region received an average of 5.93 inches of rain in February - 50% higher than the average long-term rainfall trend. Water levels on th...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

SPRING FORWARD WITH IRRIGATION

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 15, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) sprung forward with daylight saving time on March 14. Along with changing the time on clocks, the District reminds residents and businesses to shift current...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 2, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capacit...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

LIVE STREAM AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 17, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold a special Governing Board meeting on February 23-24 at 9 a.m. concerning the renewal of Seven Springs Water Company’s consumptive use per...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

CELEBRATE FLORIDA HIKING TRAILS MONTH BY VISITING DISTRICT LANDS

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 12, 2021 – During the month of February, area residents and visitors are encouraged to hike the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) scenic trails in observance of Florida Hiking Trails Month. The District provides pu...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

LOCATION UPDATED FOR DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 8, 2021 – 

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) values and encourages public input and comment. To accommodate for in-person and virtual options, the District has updated the location of the Februa...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 2, 2021 – 

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

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

PRESCRIBED FIRE REDUCES WILDFIRE RISK IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 27, 2021 – Prescribed fire, also known as controlled burning, is used by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) to maintain natural resources and reduce the risk of wildfires. The District recognizes Prescri...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

SMART GROWTH: HELPING HIGH SPRINGS NEIGHBORS SWITCH TO SEWER

The residents of High Springs, Fla., know their local springs are not only some of Florida’s greatest natural resources but are also vital to the local community.

“We need to leave a good legacy for our children,” said Byron W...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

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

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 5, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capac...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 28, 2020

RESOURCEFULNESS IN ACTION: ENHANCEMENT OF THE CHIEFLAND DIGESTER

The strong, industrial structure known as the “digester” for the City of Chiefland, Fla., is a visual contrast to the majestic, natural springs a few miles away. But the active work of the digester is helping protect the springs, the a...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 18, 2020

GOVERNOR DESANTIS APPOINTS GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Larry Thompson, of Bell, to the Governing Board. On Dec. 18, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Thompson.

“Thank you, Governor DeSantis for your continued support an...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Preserving Rock Bluff Springs through conservation

“There are properties the public needs to own for enjoyment and to keep them as pristine as possible for generations to come,” explained Donald Quincey, Jr., Suwannee River Water Management District former board member and Chiefland ar...

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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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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Remote and Limited In-Person Options Available for December Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 30, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, December 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capa...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

District to Present Updated FEMA Flood Map to Hamilton County Residents

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 12, 2020 – Flood risk can change over time due to new development, weather patterns and other factors. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) plans to present a newly developed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEM...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

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. 9, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape watering to once per week to correspond with the time change. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect until Marc...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

District Awarded Funds to Analyze Flood Risk in the Santa Fe and Withlacoochee Basin

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 5, 2020 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $2 million grant to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) for flood protection improvements within the Santa Fe and Withlacoochee basins. A...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Remote and Limited In-Person Options Available for November Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 3, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capa...

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Press Releases and News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

District Response to COVID-19

Agency Governance

Nov. 3, 2020 Update

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

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