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 for the month of July.
This monthly report highlights rainfall, surface water and groundwater levels, a climate and drought outlook, as well as other scientific data that can be utilized to help educate the public of the impact rainfall has on North Florida.
Notable highlights from the month of July:
- The District received an average of 8.05 inches of rain, which was approximately 4% higher than the 1932-2021 average of 7.72 inches. Most counties in the District received between 6 and 10 inches of rainfall on average, while portions of Dixie, Levy, and Taylor received more than 13 inches.
- The 12-month period ending July 31 showed a rainfall surplus of 1.83 inches of rain, with the Coastal Basin showing the highest surplus of 6.3 inches. This means the District has received more rainfall during the previous 12 months than the historical average.
- Most river stations finished the month of July in the normal (25th to 75th percentile) flow range, except the Ichetucknee River, which ended July in the above normal (75th to 100th percentile) category.
- Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) levels across the District exhibited normal (25th to 75th percentile), high (75th to 90th percentile), or extremely high (above the 90th percentile) ranges at the end of July. Portions of Dixie, Lafayette, Levy, and Taylor counties improved from either low (10th to 25th percentile) or extremely low (less than 10th percentile) levels in June to normal levels in July.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) three-month seasonal outlook favors above normal temperatures along with above normal rainfall chances throughout the District from August through October.
The full report can be found at the District’s website under the Science & Data tab. It is typically updated the second week of each month, and reports from the previous five years are available for viewing.
The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.
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