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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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Posted on: April 18, 2014

SRWMD closes 18 land tracts due to flooding

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has closed 18 of its public land parcels due to rising water levels along the Suwannee, Alapaha, Santa Fe, and Steinhatchee rivers.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

The Wacissa River and Springs – a little piece of unspoiled paradise

Secluded and diverse, the Wacissa River and Springs are a great place to visit. They are located within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) near the town of Wacissa in Jefferson County.

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

SRWMD’s Charlie Houder recognized as conservation steward

Charlie Houder, of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), was one of three recognized by the Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) as a 2014 Conservation Steward.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

Water Conservation Month: Week Two – Ways to Save Residential Water Outdoors

Water demand in April, the last month of Florida’s dry season, is typically higher than in other months.

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

The Ichetucknee is one of Florida’s crown jewels

The Ichetucknee is a fascinating system. Located within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) near Ft. White in Columbia County, the river meanders six miles through hammock and swamp before joining the Santa Fe River.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

SRWMD Governing Board approves its first public-private partnership for dispersed water storage

On April 8, the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board approved the District’s first public-private partnership for dispersed water storage and management with Anderson Land and Timber Company at the Otter Sink tract in Dixie County.

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Water Conservation Month: Week One – Ways to Save Water Indoors

There are many, easy ways to save water in your home just by following a few simple tips.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

SRWMD declares April 2014 as Springs Protection Awareness Month

For the second year in a row, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has joined with the Florida Legislature in recognizing April as Springs Protection Awareness Month.

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

SRWMD recognizes April 2014 as Water Conservation Month

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has joined with other agencies and local governments throughout Florida in designating April 2014 as Water Conservation Month.

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

New lawn and landscape irrigation measures are in effect

New year-round lawn and landscape irrigation measures went into effect on March 24 for homeowners within the Suwannee River Water Management District’s 15-county region.

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Posted on: March 28, 2014

Governor Scott reappoints Alphonas Alexander and Guy Williams to the SRWMD Governing Board

Governor Rick Scott announced today the reappointment of Alphonas Alexander and Guy N. Williams to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

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Posted on: March 25, 2014

SRWMD to assist with Little River Springs restoration

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has approved a partnership agreement with Suwannee County to provide restoration activities at Little River Springs County Park near Branford.

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

Jamie Sortevik joins SRWMD

Jamie Sortevik recently joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) as an engineer in the Resource Management Division.

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

SRWMD Governing Board favors MFLs Recovery Strategy

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on March 11 accepted the Recovery Strategy for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs).

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Alachua County growers receive cost-share funds to improve water quality in the Santa Fe River Basin

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is providing four Alachua County farmers a total of $60,000 in cost-share funding to implement nutrient management technologies to improve water quality within the Santa Fe River Basin.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

SRWMD assists 13 area farmers to reduce groundwater withdrawals

Thirteen agricultural producers within the Suwannee River Water Management District have been approved to receive a total of $239,025 in cost-share funds to implement irrigation retrofits, water conservation technologies, and water-saving projects.

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Posted on: February 26, 2014

Stakeholder Committee unanimously supports Draft Recovery Strategy

The North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee on Feb. 24 unanimously supported the updated Draft Recovery Strategy for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs).

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

Sarah Luther joins SRWMD as an Engineering Specialist

Sarah Luther recently joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) as an engineering specialist in the Resource Management Division.

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Posted on: February 18, 2014

Stakeholder Committee to meet Feb. 24 in Lake City

The stakeholder advisory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership will meet at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Florida Gateway College, 149 S.E. College Place, Lake City.

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Posted on: February 13, 2014

Keith Rowell, P.S.M., joins the SRWMD

Keith Rowell joined the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) as a surveyor and mapper within the Land Resources Division on Jan. 27.

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

Middle Suwannee River and Springs Restoration and Aquifer Recharge project advances

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is undertaking hydrologic restoration activities in Lafayette and Dixie counties that will have regional benefits to spring flows and groundwater supplies.

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

SRWMD Governing Board approves $765,000 worth of key springs protection and restoration projects

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board on Feb. 11 approved several agreements totaling approximately $765,000 to implement cooperative springs protection and restoration projects in key locations throughout the District.

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Rising groundwater levels follow wet weather

The last three months were wetter than normal, with a District-wide average of 12.1 inches, about 3 inches higher than the long-term average. January rainfall was 1.8 inches above average.

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Posted on: February 7, 2014

Stakeholder Committee Consensus is to move forward

The North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholder Advisory Committee by consensus adopted 11 recommendation statements to move forward with the Recovery Strategy needed to protect MFLs.

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

SRWMD prescribed fire program benefits environment

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) uses prescribed fire as a key strategy to maintain the health and reduce the risk of wildfires on roughly 50,000 acres of conservation lands.

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

SRWMD Bradford County project will benefit regional water resources

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board authorized the District to purchase a 340 acre tract in Bradford County for use of flood control and water resource projects.

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Posted on: January 16, 2014

Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement project reaches a milestone

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is partnering with the City of Lake City and Columbia County to improve water quality by reducing Lake City’s wastewater nutrient loadings to the Ichetucknee River by an estimated 85 percent.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

Water for Nature, Water for People

“Water for Nature, Water for People” is a phrase that embodies the purpose of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). And it is our motto for good reason. It represents a delicate balance that we take very seriously.

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Posted on: January 7, 2014

SRWMD partners with Lafayette County to improve water quality in Suwannee River

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and Lafayette County are working cooperatively to improve water quality by reducing pollutant and sediment loads from entering the Suwannee River.

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Posted on: January 3, 2014

SRWMD develops partnerships with electrical companies for agricultural water use monitoring program

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently working with electric companies throughout its 15-county region to provide electrical consumption data that will be used to determine agricultural water use.

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