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Posted on: August 30, 2022

ADVISORY: Portions of Santa Fe River expected to reach minor flood stage this week

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 30, 2022 – As water levels continue to rise due to frequent rainstorms across Northeast Florida, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is monitoring river levels across the region. 

According to current estimates, the Santa Fe River is predicted to reach minor flood stages by this weekend in two locations, at the O’Leno and Worthington Springs gages. This means there is a chance of minor flooding on property near the Santa Fe River.  

Two additional Santa Fe River gages at Fort White and Three Rivers Estates are expected to enter action stages by the end of the week and could possibly see minor flooding early next week. Action stages are an indication that the rivers are rising and residents and visitors need to be aware of potential impacts.  

Additionally, the Withlacoochee River at the Pinetta gage is expected to enter action stage by the end of the week. 

These estimates are based on current rainfall levels. Those estimates could change with additional rain in the coming days.  

The District will continue to monitor both rainfall levels and river levels in the days ahead as more rain is in the forecast. Those interested in tracking real-time rainfall and lake levels can do so by visiting www.MySuwanneeRiver.com and browsing under the Science & Data tab.  

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. 

For more information about the District, visit www.MySuwanneeRiver.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, search @SRWMD. 

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