May 6, 2021

Rainfall Dashboard update

Daily: 0.08
Monthly: 5.27
Yearly: 51.84
May 5, 2021
Photo of an aerial burn

Prescribed fire today at Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park in Orange County

The District is conducting a 1,230-acre prescribed burn Wednesday at the Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park, west of the Econlockhatchee River, south of Avalon Park, in Orange County.
May 4, 2021
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District Governing Board to meet May 11

The District Governing Board will hold its regular monthly meeting May 11 at its Palatka headquarters.
April 28, 2021
District staff with drip torch starting a prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area in Marion County

The District is conducting a 96-acre prescribed burn Wednesday at the Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area in Marion County. The burn’s purpose is to reduce hazardous fuel loads and enhance fire-dependent ecosystems.
April 27, 2021
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Letter to the editor: Take control of your water use this spring and Water Less

In Florida, April is typically a dry month when water demands are higher due to springtime planting and low rainfall amounts.
April 27, 2021
prescribed burn if a grassy area

Prescribed fire today on the Lake Apopka North Shore

The District is conducting a 4,000-acre prescribed burn Tuesday on the Lake Apopka North Shore. The purpose of the burn is to enhance ecological functions of the marsh system to aid in the overall restoration of the area.
April 27, 2021
Fire fighter looking at a prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at Julington-Durbin Preserve in Duval County

The District is conducting a 260-acre prescribed burn Tuesday on the Julington-Durbin Preserve near Bartram Park Boulevard in Jacksonville.
April 22, 2021
Person on ATV keeping an eye on a prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve in Alachua County

The St. Johns River Water Management District is conducting a 350-acre prescribed burn Thursday on the Lybass tract of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve along County Road 325 from the field station to the parking lot, in Alachua County.
April 21, 2021
Prescribed fire at Bayard Conservation Area

Prescribed fire today at Moses Creek Conservation Area in St. Johns County

The District is conducting a 795-acre prescribed burn Wednesday at the Moses Creek Conservation Area in St. Johns County, on the northeastern side of the property, just south of Shores Boulevard. The burn’s purpose is to reduce wildfire fuels and maintain the health of the property’s upland ecosystems.
April 21, 2021
District employee starting prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County

The District is conducting a 130-acre prescribed burn Wednesday on the Hatchet Creek tract of the Newnans Lake Conservation Area.
April 13, 2021
Board members and Dr, Shortelle standing around a tripod holding a proclamation

District proclaims April 2021 as Springs Protection Awareness Month

For the eighth consecutive year, the District's Governing Board has approved a proclamation designating April as Springs Protection Awareness Month.
April 13, 2021
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District moving ahead with minimum flows and levels, strategy to protect lakes Brooklyn and Geneva

The District is nearing completion of the process to revise minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes Brooklyn and Geneva, in Keystone Heights.
April 13, 2021
A small rainbow on a farm field

Board approves ranking of agricultural projects that conserve water, reduce nutrients

Fifteen agricultural projects will share in cost-share funds from two different funding programs of the District to assist farmers and growers on projects that conserve water and reduce nutrient loading to area waterways.
April 13, 2021
An illustrated map of rainfall

March’s dry weather is good reminder why April is Water Conservation Month

With below-average rainfall in March across the central and southern ends of the District, it’s a good reminder why April is Water Conservation Month in Florida.
April 12, 2021
District staff and board members standing in front of a portable tent

Partners celebrate project to reintroduce clams into the Indian River Lagoon

The District and Brevard Zoo today celebrated the launch of an innovative cost-sharing project to reintroduce clams into the Indian River Lagoon with the goal of establishing new clam populations in the estuary.