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Flooding Information
Current Information

Important Updates:

April 16: 

The NWS flood warnings remain on the Santa Fe River from the Fort White gage to the Suwannee confluence. Minor flooding is forecast to continue at Fort White for the next week.  Moderate flooding is occurring at Three Rivers, which is expected to rise another 2.5' as the Suwannee continues to climb from rainfall in the last week.

Additional rainfall of 2-3" is possible later this week, potentially causing some Suwannee River gages to rise to their highest levels since March 2013. The Suwannee at Ellaville could rise to near the flood stage of 54 by Sunday.

Idle Speed/No Wake restrictions are being enforced by the FWC on the Suwannee River from US90 to SR51 (Luraville/Hal Adams Bridge), and from Little River Springs to one mile below the Fowler's Bluff boat ramp (Zones 1, 3 and 4), and on the Santa Fe River from O'Leno to the Suwannee confluence (Zone 5). Report boating violations to FWC dispatch at 1-888-404-3922.

The Florida Department of Health lifted its last advisory on the Withlacoochee River on March 21. The City of Valdosta has posted a webpage describing efforts to reduce the number of spills into nearby rivers.

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 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.


Weather Information


Current Readings

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

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
  • 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)