Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels

About the Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels (MFLs) Program

The Suwannee River Water Management District’s Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels (MFLs) program is a means to ensure water availability for the present and future, and to prevent significant harm to the area’s natural resources.

The District’s MFL Program is a science-based process from which MFLs are established by the Governing Board of the District. This process uses the best information available to determine the recommended MFLs. Before adoption by the board in the District rules (40B-8, Florida Administrative Code), the science supporting the MFLs is subject to a peer review process initiated by the District. For a brief overview of the MFL program, read our two-page fact sheet (PDF).

Annually, the District publishes a priority list (PDF) of MFL water bodies with an anticipated completion schedule. This list is reviewed annually and submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval. Download a map of the water bodies (PDF).

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For more information, please contact the MFL program at 386.362.1001.

  1. Draft - Chair’s Third Peer Review Panel Consensus Report POSTED

    Draft: Chair’s Third Peer Review Panel Consensus Report for: Technical Report - Minimum Flows and Minimum Levels Re-Evaluation for the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers and Priority Springs posted online. Read On...
  2. Sept. 29 LSFI MFL Peer Review Meeting to be Conducted Remotely

    Residents and stakeholders who would like to participate in the Lower Santa Fe, Ichetucknee and Springs Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels Peer Review meeting on Sept. 29 at 6:00 PM are able to register on GoTo Webinar at https://bit.ly/3mxq8Sn. Read On...
  3. June 16 LSFI MFL Peer Review Panel Presentations Available

    Presentations from the June 16 LSFI MFL Peer Review Panel are available on the District's website at - https://www.srwmd.org/DocumentCenter/Index/735. Read On...