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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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