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Posted on: November 15, 2021

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. 3, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape watering to once per week to correspond with the time change on November 7. The fall watering schedule will remain in eff...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: March 16, 2020

District Response to COVID-19

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Nov. 3, 2020 Update

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

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