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Flooding Information
Current Information

Important Updates:

April 23: 

NWS River Crest Table (Updated at 10:00)

Conditions on the lower Withlacoochee and the Suwannee at Ellaville and Dowling Park are or will be similar to the flood in March 2013. Farther downstream, stages are already higher than last year's flood and the highest since 2009, although forecasts show no indication that this flood will approach the 2009 levels or the high levels in 2004 or 2005. The most recent lower Suwannee flood with stages similar to the current projections was in April 2003. 

Moderate flooding is occurring on the Suwannee near White Springs, and minor flooding at Ellaville and Luraville.

Major flooding is still expected at Three Rivers on the Santa Fe by Friday. The NWS forecast calls for a rise to about a foot below the 2009 levels by Tuesday for Three Rivers, Hildreth, and Fort White.

Levy County closed its boat ramps on the Suwannee River due to high water. Idle Speed/No Wake restrictions are being enforced by the FWC on the Suwannee River from U.S. 90 at Ellaville to 1 mile below the Fowler's Bluff boat ramp (Zones 1-4), and on the Santa Fe River from O'Leno to the Suwannee confluence (Zone 5). While there are no enforced restrictions above Ellaville, boaters should be aware that there are rapid currents and debris which make for unsafe operating conditions. Report boating violations to FWC dispatch at 1-888-404-3922.

On April 22, the Florida Department of Health lifted its April 18th health advisory for the Withlacoochee River and for the Suwannee River between Ellaville and Dowling Park. Test results taken April 21 were satisfactory with regard to fecal bacteria levels in the Withlacoochee River and the Suwannee downstream of the Withlacoochee.

National Weather Service Forecast Precipitation

Boating Advisories/No-Wake Information

Information about local State Park closures or restrictions

Information about Suwannee River Wilderness Trail camp closures

If you have questions about road conditions, call your local emergency management (links further down this page) or use the FHP incident mapper. For river and forecast questions, you can call the National Weather Service in Tallahassee (850-942-8833) or Jacksonville (904-741-4370).

Forecasts/Flood Stages

Important: The links below show only the river forecast (if available) for the next 5 to 7 days. They include rainfall forecasts for two days in the future.

 

 

 

All river forecasts are provided by the National Weather Service, as needed during times of high water. All persons with interest along the rivers should monitor the latest forecasts and be prepared to take necessary precautions to protect life and property.

Watches/Warnings


Weather Information

 

Current Readings

Automated Phone Line
The District offers a 24-hour voice recording of current river levels. To reach the recording, call:

386.362.6626
800.604.2272 (FL only)

Use the station extension codes to obtain information about specific monitoring stations.

Road Flooding and Emergency Assistance
Many access roads become impassable before rivers reach flood stage. Contact your county emergency management coordinator coordinator about road flooding.

Help for Homeowners

Read what to do if your well is flooded.

Read how to protect your family from other health risks after a flood
    
When Will Rising Water Reach My Home? (PDF, 20KB)

What Does Flood Stage Mean?

Disaster Assistance
  • 1.800.621.FEMA (3362)
  • TTY 1.800.462.7585 (for the speech- or hearing-impaired)
  • Apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov
  • Please have the following information available when you call:
    • A phone number in case we need to call you back
    • Social Security number
    • Current mailing address
    • Address of the damaged property
    • Brief description of damages
    • Insurance information (if you have insurance)