The Suwannee River Water Management District is one of five regional water management districts (PDF) in Florida, created by the Florida Legislature through passage of the Water Resources Act of 1972. Suwannee is the smallest of the state's water management districts in terms of geographic area, population served, tax base, and agency staff.
The Suwannee River Water Management District manages water and related natural resources in north-central Florida by providing water quality and quantity monitoring, research, regulation, land acquisition and management, and flood protection. For details, please refer to our Strategic Plan or to our Business and Financial page for the current budget and work plan.
- 2019 Consolidated Annual Report (PDF)
- Organization Chart (PDF)
- Statement of Agency Organization and Operation (PDF)
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection tracks the performance of water management districts (WMDs) on mission critical topics, both quarterly and annually. This information is used to assess the effectiveness of work processes, such as consumptive use and environmental resource permitting, and to gauge progress toward water management district goals, such as meeting future water supply needs and protecting natural systems.
Agency Final Orders
Pursuant to Section 120.53(3), F.S., the District maintains an up-to-date hierarchical subject-matter index that identifies final orders issued by the District. All final agency orders are grouped by subject matter and listed by order number. The Final Orders Index is maintained by the District’s Central Files Office and can be obtained from that Office at the District’s headquarters, located at 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 or by calling 386.362.1001.
See Agency Final Order documents online since 2017.
- 7,640 square miles
- All or part of 15 counties in north-central Florida
- 13 river basins
- A population of 320,000
- All of: Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.
- Parts of: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, and Putnam.
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