District staff among speakers at Environmental Permitting School
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
The 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.
Know your watering days
During daylight saving time, watering is allowed two days per week on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.
Permitting News You Can Use
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.
Springs protection projects
The District’s Springs Protection Initiative is partnering with local governments and other agencies to implement projects to protect springs systems.
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- Hurricane season information
- Flooding contacts
- Draft North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan available for review, comment
- FY17 REDI/Innovative Cost-Share Funding
- District Ombudsman
Oct. 20, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
One of the largest flood control and marsh restoration projects in the world proved itself once again during Hurricane Matthew.
Oct. 12, 2016
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
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
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.