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Danielle Spears

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Final update: Wildfire contained at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

MAITLAND, Fla., July 21, 2017 — A 120-acre wildfire reported at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area on July 20 is fully contained.

Board authorizes work to begin on Black Creek water recharge project in north Florida

PALATKA, Fla., July 11, 2017 — A project to provide recharge to the Floridan aquifer using excess water from flood-prone Black Creek received a nod from the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Tuesday, which directed its executive director to negotiate with the top-ranked design/engineering firm to get the project off the ground.

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  • District Board votes to reduce tax rate for fifth consecutive year
    • PALATKA, Fla., July 11, 2017 — The St. Johns River Water Management District's Governing Board Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a fifth consecutive year while continuing to provide significant funds for programs and projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies.
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  • Rain brings drought relief, yet rainfall deficit persists
    • PALATKA, Fla., July 11, 2017 — Recent wet weather has brought an end to drought conditions, as well as indications of rebounding aquifer levels, within the St. Johns River Water Management District. A report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district's July Governing Board meeting.
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  • CFWI Projects Taking Shape Throughout Region
    • Bartow, Fla., July 11, 2017 — Drilling more than half a mile below ground to find new sources of water in the Lower Floridan aquifer (LFA). Finding new ways to reuse reclaimed water. Combining stormwater and reclaimed water to build a sustainable supply. These are some of the innovative projects the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is developing to meet the growing water needs of the five-county Central Florida region while also protecting the region's water resources.
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  • District helps fund reclaimed water infrastructure
    • MAITLAND, Fla., June 30, 2017 — A local memorial park will save 215 gallons of water per day after reclaimed water infrastructure for irrigation is installed. The St. Johns River Water Management District contributed $168,261 to the recently completed project at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Orange County.
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  • Indian River Lagoon neighborhood hooking up to new “cost-share” sewer line
    • PALATKA, Fla., June 29, 2017 — Residents of the Breeze Swept subdivision in Rockledge have begun making the switch from septic to sewer, thanks to a cost-share project designed to reduce septic tank pollution in the Indian River Lagoon.
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  • Project benefits water quality for Lake Apopka and springs of the Wekiva system
    • MAITLAND, Fla., June 28, 2017 — A recently completed project at a central Florida RV park and campground will help achieve water quality improvements for Lake Apopka and springs of the Wekiva system. The St. Johns River Water Management District contributed $34,425 to the project at Orange Blossom KOA in Orange County, which dismantled an old wastewater treatment plant and connected the campground to a central sewer system.
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