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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Aquifer Academy

Lower Suwannee River

Learn about the Floridan aquifer and water resources with fun activities for all ages!

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Public Records Request

Public Records

Public records from the Suwannee River Water Management District

Florida leads the nation in providing public access to government meetings and records through the state's Public Records and Sunshine laws. We welcome your questions about the work of the Su...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Water Conservation Month

Rain drops on water's surface

Throughout April, the District will be sharing tips and tricks on Facebook about how to easily conserve water. These strategies are easy for residents and business owners to adopt and use throughout their daily routines. 

Some tips on reducing wat...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2021

DISTRICT RECOGNIZES APRIL AS SPRINGS PROTECTION AWARENESS MONTH

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 6, 2021 – With over 450 documented springs, the Suwannee Valley is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in North America. The springs of the area have significant environmental, historical, economic and re...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

A LITTLE WATER CONSERVATION CAN GO A LONG WAY

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 5, 2021 – Small changes in daily habits can make a large, collective impact on water conservation. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is recognizing April as Water Conservation Month to bring awareness t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

REMOTE AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., April 6, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capaci...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

HIGH RAINFALL AND RIVER LEVELS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

LIVE OAK, FLA, April 1, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) 15-county region received an average of 5.93 inches of rain in February - 50% higher than the average long-term rainfall trend. Water levels on th...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

SPRING FORWARD WITH IRRIGATION

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 15, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) sprung forward with daylight saving time on March 14. Along with changing the time on clocks, the District reminds residents and businesses to shift current...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

REMOTE AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR MARCH GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., March 2, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capacit...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

LIVE STREAM AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 17, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold a special Governing Board meeting on February 23-24 at 9 a.m. concerning the renewal of Seven Springs Water Company’s consumptive use per...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

CELEBRATE FLORIDA HIKING TRAILS MONTH BY VISITING DISTRICT LANDS

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 12, 2021 – During the month of February, area residents and visitors are encouraged to hike the Suwannee River Water Management District’s (District) scenic trails in observance of Florida Hiking Trails Month. The District provides pu...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

LOCATION UPDATED FOR DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 8, 2021 – 

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) values and encourages public input and comment. To accommodate for in-person and virtual options, the District has updated the location of the Februa...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

REMOTE AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FEBRUARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Feb. 2, 2021 – 

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seat...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

PRESCRIBED FIRE REDUCES WILDFIRE RISK IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 27, 2021 – Prescribed fire, also known as controlled burning, is used by the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) to maintain natural resources and reduce the risk of wildfires. The District recognizes Prescri...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

SMART GROWTH: HELPING HIGH SPRINGS NEIGHBORS SWITCH TO SEWER

The residents of High Springs, Fla., know their local springs are not only some of Florida’s greatest natural resources but are also vital to the local community.

“We need to leave a good legacy for our children,” said Byron W...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

REMOTE AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR JANUARY GOVERNING BOARD MEETING

LIVE OAK, FLA., Jan. 5, 2021 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capac...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

RESOURCEFULNESS IN ACTION: ENHANCEMENT OF THE CHIEFLAND DIGESTER

The strong, industrial structure known as the “digester” for the City of Chiefland, Fla., is a visual contrast to the majestic, natural springs a few miles away. But the active work of the digester is helping protect the springs, the a...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

GOVERNOR DESANTIS APPOINTS GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Larry Thompson, of Bell, to the Governing Board. On Dec. 18, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Thompson.

“Thank you, Governor DeSantis for your continued support an...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Preserving Rock Bluff Springs through conservation

“There are properties the public needs to own for enjoyment and to keep them as pristine as possible for generations to come,” explained Donald Quincey, Jr., Suwannee River Water Management District former board member and Chiefland ar...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Innovative Wetlands with Nature at Work

“It’s magic to see what happens when you add water to the landscape,” said Jacqui Sulek, chapter conservation manager for Audubon Florida.

A visit to the Lake City Wetlands is magical to many who see it for the first time. Treated wastewater has helped tra...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Remote and Limited In-Person Options Available for December Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 30, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, December 8 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capa...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

District to Present Updated FEMA Flood Map to Hamilton County Residents

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 12, 2020 – Flood risk can change over time due to new development, weather patterns and other factors. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) plans to present a newly developed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEM...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Fall Back for Water Conservation

Irrigate your landscape twice per week when springing forward and once per week when falling back.

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 9, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) reminds residents to shift landscape watering to once per week to correspond with the time change. The fall watering schedule will remain in effect until Marc...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

District Awarded Funds to Analyze Flood Risk in the Santa Fe and Withlacoochee Basin

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 5, 2020 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a $2 million grant to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) for flood protection improvements within the Santa Fe and Withlacoochee basins. A...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Remote and Limited In-Person Options Available for November Governing Board Meeting

LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 3, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be accessible online and open to the public with limited seating capa...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Governor DeSantis Appoints Governing Board Member

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 8, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Larry Sessions, of Live Oak, to the Governing Board. On October 8, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sessions.“We appreciate the Governor’s co...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

October Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 6, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will remotely hold its Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. Following Governor DeSantis’ directions in Executive Order 20-52 to ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Rum Island Reopening and Spring Restoration Project

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) partnered with Columbia County to improve water quality at Rum Island Spring through the Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) cost-share program. The District funded $150,000 t...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Springs Restoration Projects Approved by Governor DeSantis

Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $11.2 million for springs restoration projects within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). The funds are allocated for wastewater treatment improvements and land acquisition to protect and pres...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Virtual Open House for Flood Map Improvements in Levy County

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 25, 2020 – Join the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) in a virtual open house on October 1 at 6 p.m. to discuss the preliminary flood map for Levy County. The meeting will highlight upcoming changes to the...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Governing Board Workshop and Committee Meetings to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 14, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will remotely hold a Governing Board workshop, committee meetings and Final Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget on Monday, September 21....

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Governor DeSantis Appoints Governing Board Member

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 9, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Harry Smith, of Lake City, to the Governing Board. On September 8, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Smith. He begins immediately a...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

September Governing Board and First Public Hearing to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 1, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will remotely hold its Governing Board meeting and First Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2021 Budget on Tuesday, September 8. The monthly Governing Board meeti...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Supplemental Governing Board and Committee Meeting to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., Aug. 19, 2020 – On Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m., the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold a remote Audit Committee meeting followed by a supplemental Governing Board meeting. Following Governor DeSant...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

August Governing Board to be Conducted Remotely

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its monthly Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 9:00 a.m. remotely. Following Governor DeSantis’ directions in Executive Order 20-52 to reduce public gatherings and p...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Springhouse Temporarily Closed at Suwannee Springs

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 22, 2020 – The springhouse at Suwannee Springs is temporarily closed due to unsafe conditions. Recent river flooding caused large amounts of debris and sediment to enter the springhouse and damage the stairway. The ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

July Governing Board and Committee Meetings to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., July 7, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its monthly Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. remotely. Following Governor DeSantis’ directions in Executive Order ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by Visiting District Lands

The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is celebrating June as Great Outdoors Month. The District encourages residents and visitors to spend time outdoors recreating on District lands and enjoying the many scenic rivers in North Florida.

Th...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

June Governing Board and Committee Meetings to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., June 1, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its monthly Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00 a.m. remotely. The committee meeting will immediately follow the board meeting unless...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Pot Spring Tract Open to Public with Improvements

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 29, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) completed a restoration project at Pot Spring to reduce sediment runoff and improve the spring’s water quality. The project included updating a deck...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

North Florida Blooms with Color

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 30, 2020 – Seas of bright yellows, light purples and deep pinks can be seen across the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) with fields, roadways and yards filled with wildflowers. The abundance of blooms open...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

May Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., May 4, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its monthly Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m. remotely. Following Governor DeSantis’ directions in Executive...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

District Response to COVID-19

Agency Governance

Nov. 3, 2020 Update

REMOTE AND LIMITED IN-PERSON OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR NOVEMBER GOVERNIN...

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