Rainfall trends remain steady with some regional variation

April 2019 Rainfall trends

A map illustrates rainfall conditions across the St. Johns River Water Management District.

April 2019 Rainfall trends

A map illustrates rainfall conditions across the St. Johns River Water Management District.

PALATKA, Fla., May 14, 2019 — While central and northern regions of the St. Johns River Water Management District received typical rainfall for April, below-average rainfall persisted in the southern third of the district.

  • The northern zone was slightly below average, except for St. Johns County, which received 3.47 inches of rainfall.
  • The central zone of the district was above average, led by Marion County with 4.1 inches of rainfall.
  • The southern third of the district was below average. Brevard County and the portion of Osceola County within the district had the lowest county-wide totals, each with less than 1.5 inches of rain.

As of May 1, surface water flow conditions in the Upper St. Johns River Basin were mostly in the low-flow range for this time of year. Moving downstream into the Middle St. Johns River Basin, the St. Johns River measured near DeLand also had low flow for this time of year. Further downstream, the Satsuma station had average flow, with low-flow measured at the St. Johns River near Jacksonville.

For additional hydrologic data or to learn more about the district’s data collection program, visit www.sjrwmd.com/data.