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Posted on: April 3, 2018

District Celebrates April As Springs Protection Awareness Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., April. 3, 2018 – With over 300 documented springs, the Suwannee River basin is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs of anywhere in North America. District springs represent significant historical, economic, en...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Johns Appointed New Chairwoman of District Governing Board

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 13, 2018 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board voted to appoint Virginia Johns as the new District Governing Board chairwoman at Tuesday’s board meeting.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Time and Irrigation 'Spring Forward'

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar 8, 2018 – On, Sunday, March 11, 2018, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will spring forward with daylight saving time.

In addition to the time change, residents and businesses within the District are remi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Sensitive Wetlands Saved Through Public Ownership

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 15, 2018 – A 160-acre tract of sensitive wetlands along the Aucilla River will be protected for years to come thanks to the dedicated efforts of public and private partners. Located in eastern Jefferson County, Ware Forest T...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

SRWMD March Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Mar. 7, 2018 – On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Improved Flood Forecasting For Santa Fe River Residents

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 12, 2018 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District), in partnership with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, FL and the Southeast River Forecast Center in Peachtree City, GA are increasing flood for...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth Its Weight In Water Conservation

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 2, 2018 –The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is urging local residents and business owners to take preventative measures to protect pipes, irrigation systems and even crops as many across the District fac...Read on...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

SRWMD FEBRUARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING NOTICE

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 7, 2018 – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 3206...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

SRWMD January Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 2, 2018 – On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060....Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

District Is Accepting Applications For 2018 Summer SPRING and RIVER Projects

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting project proposals for the District’s Summer 2018 cycle RIVER and SPRINGS projects

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

High Tech Farming Helps Improve Water Quality

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 30, 2017 – Innovative technologies are providing farmers and producers in the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) the opportunity to try new agricultural techniques and equipment aimed at improving water qual...Read on... View PDF
Posted on: November 7, 2017

SRWMD November Governing Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 7, 2017 – On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 3206...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

From Feed To Maze: GIS Technology Maps The Course

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 6, 2017 – A sorghum field turned maze is providing learning opportunities for Branford High School FFA students on the use and benefits of geographic mapping technologies and their uses throughout the Suwannee River Water M...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Falling Back For Water Conservation

LIVE OAK, FL, October 30, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is reminding district residents to shift landscape watering to once per week beginning November 5, 2017. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect until March 11, 2018. Cooler temperatures and shorter days call for less watering in the winter due to slower growth and less evaporation. Irrigation schedules seek to ensure efficient water use and conserve water resources. Additionally, November is historically the driest month of the year which works in perfect tandem with the slower growing season, lunar changes and cooler temperatures. “The changing seasons are a visual reminder that nature works to maintain itself during colder, drier times and requires much less water to preserve the health of flora and fauna,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District. “Irrigation scheduling is one way that we can all contribute to conserving water, especially when there is not a natural need for it.” The watering schedule applies to residential landscaping; public, commercial, and industrial property; hotels and motels; and public medians. Key guidelines include: - Irrigation should not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; - No more than ¾ inch of water or the depth of a five-ounce tuna can, may be applied per irrigation zone per day; - Water no more than one hour per irrigation zone; - Odd numbered or no address locations are permitted to water on Saturdays (Address ending in the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or the letters N-Z); - Even numbered address locations are permitted to water on Sundays (Address ending in the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 or letters A-M); and - Non-residential properties are permitted to water on Tuesdays.   Business and residents are encouraged to use Florida-Friendly Landscape principles and skip watering when it rains close to a scheduled irrigation day. Agricultural and other large irrigation uses maintain year-round guidelines through the District’s water use permitting program. For more information about landscape irrigation measures or to learn more about the District, visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.                                                     ###

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

SRWMD October Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 5,, 2017 – On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 3206...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

All District Lands Open After Hurricane Irma

All District lands have reopened following Hurricane Irma. Currently, Bay Creek and Roline tracts have walk-in access only. Additionally, many areas are still extremely wet with some roads experiencing minor flooding. Safety is of the upmost im...Read on...
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Near Record Flood Levels Forecasted For Santa Fe River

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 12, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and National Weather Service are forecasting near record water levels along the Santa Fe River. Water levels are expected to peak by September 14, 2017 as i...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

District Office Closed 9-12-17

The District office will be closed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma. 

Posted on: September 8, 2017

District Offices Closed, Govering Board Meeting Rescheduled

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 8, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will close offices on Monday, September 11, 2017 in accordance with Governor Scott’s directive. Additionally, the governing board meeting and publi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

SRWMD Seeks Public Comments on Draft SWIM Plans

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 8, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is consolidating and revising its Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plans and welcomes comments on the draft Suwannee River Basin SWIM Plan and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

District Offices Closed 09.08.17

In accordance with Governor Scott's directive to close state offices in preparation of Hurricane Irma, the District headquarters will be closed Friday, September 8, 2017 to allow employees time to prepare their homes and families for inclement weather. ...Read on...
Posted on: September 6, 2017

SRWMD District Lands Closed Due To Hurricane Irma

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 6, 2017 – Beginning September 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., all Suwannee River Water Management District (District) lands will be closed due to inclement weather from Hurricane Irma. Sites will remain closed until further notice. ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

SRWMD September Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 06, 2017 – On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 3:00 p.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, F...Read on... View PDF
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Legislative Funding "Fights" For Florida's Springs

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 07, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will receive additional funding to fight for the future and sustainability of springs. Almost one-third of the state’s legislative funding for spri...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

District Celebrates August For National Water Quality Month

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 02, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) celebrates water conservation, protection, and cleanliness every month, but especially throughout the month of August, which is National Water Quality Month....Read on...
Posted on: August 1, 2017

SRWMD August Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA, Aug 01, 2017 – On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting and workshop beginning at 9:00 a.m. at District headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

District Donates 147 Acres To Dixie County School Board

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 21, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved a 147-acre land donation to the Dixie County School Board on July 13. The 147-acre tract is located near Dixie County High School an...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

District Hydro Report June 2017

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 21, 2017 – The amount of rainfall for June 2017 across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) was recorded as 10.65”, the fifth highest historical District rainfall amount for June since 1932. June...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Proposed FEMA Flood Maps For Columbia County

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 19, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update FEMA flood maps for Columbia County and aid residents in flood planning, preparedness...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

District Declares Water Shortage Warning For Several Counties

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 4, 2017 – Decreased rainfall amounts and declining hydrological conditions across North Florida has the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) declaring a water shortage warning for portions of the district to en...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

SRWMD Governing Board Meeting Notice

LIVE OAK, FLA, Apr. 28, 2017 – On Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2017, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will host a governing board meeting at Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th Street, Cedar Key, FL 32625. The meeting is ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Wildfire Threat High - District Urges Caution

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 26, 2017 – Dry conditions throughout the area have the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) urging residents and visitors to District public lands to be cautious with fire in order to protect our natural resou...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

District ATV Trail Opening At Mallory Swamp May 1

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 24, 2017 – Visitors to Mallory Swamp in Lafayette County have something extra special to look forward to beginning May 1, 2017. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is opening approximately 38 miles of all...Read on...

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Posted on: September 7, 2016

District lands closed for public use

LIVE OAK, FL September 7, 2016 – Due to flooding and unsafe conditions created by Hurricane Hermine several roads within Suwannee River Water Management District lands are closed.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Governor Scott reappoints Quincey and Jones to SRWMD Board

LIVE OAK, FL, August 3, 2016 – Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointments of Don Quincey Jr. and Gary Jones to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

MFLs set for Wacissa, Aucilla and Econfina rivers and associated springs

LIVE OAK, FL, MAY 26, 2016 - The Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) for the Aucilla, Wacissa and Econfina rivers and associated springs have been successfully set by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) and adopted as District rules.

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