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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Water Conservation Month: Week Two – Outdoor Water Savings for Residential Users

Live Oak, FL, April 17, 2015 – Landscape irrigation is characteristically the largest water use for households. April is usually the month with the least amount of rainfall in Florida; therefore, this is the optimal time to review the ways residential

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

Governor Scott appoints Richard Schwab and Bradley Williams to SRWMD Governing Board

Live Oak, FL, April 14, 2015 – Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointments of Richard Schwab and Bradley Williams to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

April 2015 is Water Conservation Month

LIVE OAK, FL, April 1, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board understands that clean, safe and sustainable water resources are vital to the District’s residents, visitors, economy and environment.

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

Agencies partner to celebrate April as Springs Protection Awareness Month

Live Oak, FL, March 31, 2015 – April has been designated Springs Protection Month by the Florida Legislature, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Suwannee River, St. Johns River, Southwest Florida and Northwest Florida water

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

Governor Scott reappoints Kevin Brown to SRWMD Governing Board

LIVE OAK, FL, March 25, 2015 – Governor Rick Scott announced today the reappointment of Kevin W. Brown to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

SRWMD awards school grants, opens new funding round

LIVE OAK, FL, March 17, 2015, – Four schools within the boundaries of the Suwannee River Water Management District have been awarded funding to support educational, hands-on opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, math and

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Little River Youth Hunt

The Fish and Wildlife Commission Youth Hunting Program of Florida (YHPF) in partnership with the Suwannee River Water Management District and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering a one-time youth hunting opportunity at Little River WMA

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

SRWMD RIVER Cost-Share program funds 13 local cooperators

LIVE OAK, FL, March 12, 2015 – Thirteen local government cooperators will receive over $1.6 million through the Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) program of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) thanks to

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

SRWMD Governing Board approves purchase of Turtle Spring Tract

LIVE OAK, FL, March 10, 2015 – Turtle Spring will soon be under the protection of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). The District has gained approval from its Governing Board to move forward with the acquisition of the Turtle Springs

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Spring forward with SRWMD conservation measures

LIVE OAK, FL, MARCH 6, 2015 –– The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is ready to spring forward the shift in time on Sunday, March 8th. Residents within the District are reminded of the concurrent shift in lawn and landscape irrigation

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Posted on: January 29, 2015

Brooks Sink aquifer recharge project underway

LIVE OAK, FL, January 29, 2015 – Today, the restoration of a natural connection to the Floridan Aquifer will highlight in Bradford County through efforts by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Rayonier Operating Company, LLC

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

Over $5M for springs through agriculture cost-share projects, Santa Fe, Suwannee River Basins

LIVE OAK, FL, January 28, 2015, –– The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are furthering efforts to conserve water supplies and reduce nutrient loading in the Suwannee and Santa

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

District to host “Understanding No-Rise” workshop

Live Oak, FL, January 16, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is hosting the Florida Floodplain Managers Association’s (FFMA) training “Understanding No-Rise Certificate.” The training will take place on Friday, January 30th ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

Feb 3, SRWMD MFL meeting for Aucilla, Econfina and Wacissa Rivers

LIVE OAK, FL, January 15, 2015 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites businesses, residents and recreational users of the Econfina, Wacissa, and Aucilla Rivers to participate in a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting is

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Posted on: December 9, 2014

SRWMD land acquisition benefits regional water resources and buffers Camp Blanding

LIVE OAK, FL, December 9, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recently acquired a 334 acre tract in Bradford County for flood control and water resource development projects. The property was purchased from Rayonier.

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Falmouth dye trace reveals unknown connectivity

LIVE OAK, FL, December 4, 2014 – The District and Florida Geological Survey introduced dye into Falmouth Spring On September 4th, in hopes of learning which other springs were connected to the known Falmouth Cathedral Cave System. Two days after

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Prescribed burn planned at Mallory Swamp

LIVE OAK, FL, December 2, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) land managers will be conducting prescribed burning operations on the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area beginning December 8 and extending through January 2015.

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

SRWMD, Partners assist producers to quantify water reduction

LIVE OAK, FL, November 24, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recently partnered to study the impacts of irrigation and nutrient management practices to guide producers in the Suwannee River Basin. Over the course of the next

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

SRWMD protects the Aucilla River in land exchange

Live Oak, November 12, 2014 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recently exchanged about 350 acres of District surplus lands not needed for conservation for a perpetual conservation easement in Jefferson County.

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Posted on: November 11, 2014

Lt. Col. Michael Fuller, serves USA and the District

Live Oak, November 11, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management (District) acknowledges thanks all veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms. The District is especially proud of Michael Fuller who was recently promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Fall back. Save water, save money

LIVE OAK, FL, October 23, 2014 –- On the first Sunday in November, Daylight Savings Time will end and Standard Time resumes. This is also a signal to change our water conservation strategies throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

District and USGS expand LiDAR data collection

LIVE OAK, FL, October 20, 2014 – The Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recently approved a partnership with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to acquire light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data over

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Posted on: October 16, 2014

SRWMD, Rayonier partner on Brooks Sink aquifer recharge project

Live Oak, FL, October 16, 2014 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is partnering with Rayonier Operating Company, LLC, to recharge the Floridan Aquifer by restoring a natural hydrologic connection to Brooks Sink in Bradford County.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

R.I.V.E.R grant applications due October 31

LIVE OAK, FL, October 14, 2014 –The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will continue receiving applications for the Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) program until 4:00PM on October 31, 2014.

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

District receives FEMA grant to enhance flood hazard data

LIVE OAK, FL, October 8, 2014 – The Federal Emergency Agency has awarded the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) $627,000 to conduct the Waccasassa River Basin Study and produce maps flood hazard for the Withlacoochee River basin.

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Posted on: October 1, 2014

Funding to protect Ichetucknee Springs

LIVE OAK, FL, October 1, 2014, – Businesses in the City of Lake City and Columbia County will proactively protect the Ichetucknee Springs through a water conservation initiative thanks to the Springs Grants funding from Governor Scott and the Legislature

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

SRWMD Governing Board adopts FY 2014 - 15 budget

LIVE OAK, FL, September 23, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board adopted a Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget of $33.43 million and the millage rate of 0.4141. "Taxpayers will not see an increase of taxes this year."

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

SRWMD high school grant funds now available

LIVE OAK, FL, September 18, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

District, Town & DEP partner to improve Levy Blue Springs

LIVE OAK, FL, September 11, 2014, – State Leadership has granted funding that will allow the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) in partnership with the Town of Bronson to begin new steps to safeguard the water quality of Levy Blue Springs

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

District, City & DEP partner to improve Fanning Springs water quality

LIVE OAK, FL, September 10, 2014 –– A favorable vote from the Florida Joint Legislative Budget Commission enables the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Suwannee River Water Management District and City of Fanning Springs to move

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

Springs Projects Proposed for Improvement

LIVE OAK, FL, September 11, 2014 – On Wednesday, the Legislative Budget Commission approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget" to bring...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

Taylor County to acquire 248 acres from District

LIVE OAK, FL, September 10, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved the sale of the 248 acre Hampton Springs Road tract to Taylor County. This is a mutually beneficial transaction between the District and...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Tracing the Dye

Recently, the District introduced dye in two sinks in southeast Lafayette County. The results demonstrated how quickly water moves through the Upper Floridan aquifer (UFA).

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

SRWMD R.I.V.E.R. workshop, $1.5M

LIVE OAK, FL, August 20, 2014 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is hosting an informational grant workshop on September 17 for local governments within the District. The grant program is known as the

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

SRWMD gets Valdosta wastewater treatment plant update

LIVE OAK, FL, August 13, 2014 – The Governing Board of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was given an overview and update at their August 12 meeting about the wastewater treatment plant in Valdosta, Ga., which affects the...

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

SRWMD Votes to Lower Tax Rate

LIVE OAK, FL, July 24, 2014 - The Suwanee River Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board on July 22, voted to reduce the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 millage rate for property owners. The Board approved reducing the millage rate to 0.4141

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

SRWMD, DEP, and USGS dive into continuous spring monitoring

LIVE OAK, FL, July 23, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and US Geological Survey (USGS) have established a partnership to deploy special equipment to continuously...

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Water quality project to benefit Ichetucknee River and Springs

LIVE OAK, FL, July 22, 2014 - A collaborative effort is underway: the City of Lake City, Columbia County and the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) are moving to the next step in a project to address and improve the water quality ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

District launches Springs Dashboard

LIVE OAK, FL, July 18, 2014 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has launched a springs dashboard that provides an at-a-glance view of water quality and flow, and contributing factors affecting the first magnitude springs and

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Local farmer promotes water savings

Live Oak, FL, July 17, 2014 - Gary Cone Farm, a participant of the Agricultural Cost Share program of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), hosted farmers from North Florida for an educational tour of a subsurface drip irrigation system

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

June 2014 hydrologic conditions

LIVE OAK, FL, July 10, 2014 – After five straight months of above-average rainfall, June 2014 was the driest the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has experienced since 1998 and the 13th driest in 82 years. District wide rainfall in June

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

SRWMD Governing Board approves Tentative Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

LIVE OAK, FL, July 8, 2014 - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has approved the Tentative Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget of $24.5 million.

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summer 2014 STEM program with the District

LIVE OAK, FL, July 3, 2014 – For the second year in a row the SRWMD hosted the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) students and teachers from Trenton and Madison High Schools for eight days of first hand experiences of the typical work of ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

Public Meeting on Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement Project

LIVE OAK, FL, July 1, 2014 – The District, Columbia County, and Lake City will hold a public meeting on July 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex located at 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, FL.

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Posted on: June 30, 2014

Farm families recognized for environmental stewardship

Live Oak, FL June 30, 2014 – Progressive farmers in the District who have voluntarily demonstrated exceptional environmental stewardship were awarded the County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award on June 26, 2014.

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

Rainfall 25% higher than average in the SRWMD

LIVE OAK, FL, June 25, 2014 – This June marks two years of improving hydrologic conditions beginning with Tropical Storm Debby in June 2012 and helped by continuing above-average rainfall.

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Posted on: June 23, 2014

Lobbyists must register with Suwannee River Water Management District

Effective July 1, 2014, a lobbyist is required to register with the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD). During the 2014 legislative session the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 846, which was recently signed into law, requiring persons

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

Dr. Erich Marzolf receives Edward Deevey, Jr. Award from Florida Lake Management Society

Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) awarded Erich Marzolf, PhD, with the Edward Deevey, Jr. Award, for his contributions to the scientific understanding of Florida's waterbodies, this week at the FLMS 25th Annual Technical Symposium.

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Posted on: June 12, 2014

High school students gain experience in water quality,quantity and conservation w/ SRWMD grants

LIVE OAK, FL, June 12, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) recently allocated $10,000 in grants to five high school projects and initiatives that encouraged water conservation, efficient irrigation management, or implemented ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

District prepares for Hurricane Season

LIVE OAK, FL, May, 30, 2014 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) participated in the 2014 Statewide Hurricane Exercise as part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 25-31.

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

SRWMD scores well on land management practices

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Land Management Review Team recently toured several District properties to evaluate efforts to manage conservation lands over the previous fiscal year.

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Posted on: May 19, 2014

Wet winter, spring produces highest groundwater levels since 2005

April marked the fifth month of above average rainfall for most counties within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District).

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

SRWMD partners with Dixie County on the Middle Suwannee River and Springs Project

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Dixie County are partnering to undertake a dispersed water storage project on about 11,000 acres of privately owned land in northeast Dixie County.

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

SRWMD implements second phase of E-permitting

Developers, consultants, and others seeking an environmental resource permit (ERP) from the Suwannee River Water Management District will be able to apply online beginning June 1.

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

State-wide pilot study will evaluate changes to forest management

Florida’s five water management districts, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the University of Florida to analyze whether adjusting land management practices of forested lands will result in benefits to water resources.

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

SRWMD partners with grower to implement subsurface drip irrigation pilot project

Suwannee River Water Management District (District) staff recently participated in a demonstration at a local farm that is using subsurface drip irrigation to grow corn.

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Posted on: April 29, 2014

Water conservation is important, even during floods

Florida’s climate is typically characterized by two seasons a year: a rainy season and a dry season. Nevertheless, day-to-day weather in Florida is often unpredictable.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

SRWMD Bradford County land purchase will benefit regional water resources

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) in partnership with the National Guard Bureau, acquired a 344 acre tract in Bradford County from Bradford Timberlands, LLC.

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