Minimum Flows & Levels

About the Minimum Flows & Levels (MFLs) Program

The Suwannee River Water Management District's Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) program is a means to ensure water availability for the present and future, and to prevent significant harm to the area's natural resources.

The District's MFL Program is a science-based process from which MFLs are established by the Governing Board of the District. This process uses the best information available to determine the recommended MFLs. Before adoption by the board in the District rules (40B-8, Florida Administrative Code), the science supporting the MFLs is subject to a peer review process initiated by the District. For a brief overview of the MFL program, read our two-page fact sheet (PDF).

Annually, the District publishes a priority list (PDF) of MFL water bodies with an anticipated completion schedule. This list is reviewed annually and submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval. Download a map of the water bodies (PDF).

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For more information, please contact the MFL program at 386.362.1001.

  1. Peer Review Public Meeting on March 30 - POSTPONED

    Due to the current public health situation, the Peer Review Public Meeting on March 30 at Florida Gateway College in Lake City has been POSTPONED. Notice regarding a reschedule date will be forthcoming. Read On...
  2. Written Public Comments - Lower Santa Fe Ichetucknee MFL Peer Review Panel

    The draft Technical Report for Lower Santa Fe Ichetucknee MFL re-evaluation is currently in Peer Review. Read on...
  3. New MFL Peer Review Comments Posted

    Peer review comments for the Lower Santa Fe Ichetucknee MFL have been posted online. Visit the link below to access the reports. Read On...