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Some district lands reopening following hurricane

District staff are assessing damage at the district’s public lands from Hurricane Matthew. Some lands remain closed for public safety. See a listing of open properties.

No water releases made during or following
Hurricane Matthew

Flooding protection structuresThe Upper Ocklawaha and Upper St. Johns River basins are the only locations where the St. Johns River Water Management District controls water flow via water control structures. Water control structures and reservoirs located within both project areas performed as designed during and following Hurricane Matthew. In the Upper Basin, the district released no water into the Indian River Lagoon via the C-54 canal. High water levels reported in the lagoon are primarily due to the effects of high tides in the Atlantic Ocean, which is connected to the lagoon via inlets. Similarly, no downstream water releases were made in the Ocklawaha River Basin, where a series of locks and dams regulate water levels. Visit the district’s page on flooding water flow in the St. Johns River for more details about the agency’s flood control project.


Projects fulfill core missions

District implements a variety of projects to protect water resources to protect water supplies, water quality and natural systems, and provide flood protection.

Checklist for visiting district lands

Be prepared when visiting these remote, scenic and wild lands. Make sure you have insect repellent, drinking water, sunscreen and wear proper clothing.

Watch Governing Board meetings online

District Governing Board meetings are now broadcast on the Internet. See the live streaming broadcast. View in Internet Explorer 11, Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

Sprinkler spraying water on grass
Know your watering days

During daylight saving time, watering is allowed two days per week on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.

District staff inspecting stormwater system
Permitting News You Can Use

Regulatory newsletter and monthly tips focus on helpful information for permit holders and applicants to understand and navigate the regulatory process.

Aerial photograph of Fort Pierce Inlet
Pages focus on Indian River Lagoon’s health

Stay informed on the work under way to investigate and address challenges facing the Indian River Lagoon.

Underwater photo of fish swimming at Silver Glen Springs
Springs protection projects

The District’s Springs Protection Initiative is partnering with local governments and other agencies to implement projects to protect springs systems.

District news

Oct. 20, 2016

New trails open on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

The district is opening 2.5 miles of new trails on the popular district-owned Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. The new segments will help alleviate traffic bottlenecks.

Oct. 19, 2016

Additional $1.5 million to benefit Indian River Lagoon

An additional $1.5 million for restoration work is set to benefit the Indian River Lagoon. The Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) is allocating the funding through its cooperative assistance program for the dredging of muck from the Eau Gallie River.

Oct. 17, 2016

Public workshops Oct. 25 and Nov. 3 on draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

The St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts are conducting two public workshops to discuss the draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan and to take public comment.

Oct. 14, 2016

One week after Matthew, SJRWMD looks back at impacts, forward to recovery

Following Hurricane Matthew, the district has been working with local governments and other stakeholders in their recovery efforts by providing pumps and personnel to lower floodwaters and assess damage from the storm.

Oct. 13, 2016

Southern recreational public meeting Oct. 20 in Viera

A land management update, the Upper St. Johns River Basin project and the Fellsmere Water Management Area Recreation Plan are among the items to be discussed Oct. 20 during the district's southern recreational area public meeting.

Oct. 13, 2016

Upper Basin Project performed flawlessly during Hurricane Matthew

One of the largest flood control and marsh restoration projects in the world proved itself once again during Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 12, 2016

Teams of district staff partnering with local governments on damage assessments

Fifteen staff members from the district partnered with local government staff to canvas four north Florida counties this week to survey damage from Hurricane Matthew.

Oct. 11, 2016

Board approves emergency order, permit deadlines extended

In support of post-hurricane recovery efforts, the district has authorized certain flood relief measures for local governments and property owners who need to pump or divert floodwaters.

Oct. 11, 2016

A map illustrates rainfall through Oct. 9 in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew traveled Florida’s east coast, the district’s 18-county service area received widespread rain, with the highest rainfall totals experienced in the northern coastal areas of the state.

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