November 24, 2020

Rainfall Dashboard update

Daily: 0.01
Monthly: 4.14
Yearly: 52.58
November 13, 2020
Trees and foliage of Indian Lake State Forest

Board votes to purchase 102 acres in Marion County to protect water resources

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board voted Tuesday to partner with Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) and the Florida Forest Service (FFS) to purchase nearly 102 acres.
November 13, 2020
soil moisture sensor in a farm

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

Nine agricultural projects will share in nearly $779,000 in cost-share funds from the District to improve water conservation and reduce nutrient loading to area waterways.
November 10, 2020
Calm waters at Crane Creek

Project to improve water quality in Indian River Lagoon moves forward

The District Governing Board on Tuesday awarded a contract for the construction of the Crane Creek/M-1 Canal Flow Restoration Project, a project aimed at reducing nutrient flows to the Indian River Lagoon.
November 10, 2020
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

District Governing Board elects officers

The District’s Governing Board re-elected Gen. Douglas Burnett of St. Augustine to serve as its chairman for a second year.
November 10, 2020
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SJRWMD Board approves 2020 CFWI Regional Water Supply Plan

The District Governing Board today approved an updated plan to address central Florida’s current and long-term water supply needs.
November 10, 2020
A map illustrates rainfall conditions in August

Rainy October in coastal areas while inland counties were dry

An extreme range of dry conditions in inland counties to very wet coastal counties in October demonstrated how fickle Florida’s seasonal rainfall patterns can be.
November 5, 2020
Dr. Erich Marzolf sitting at his desk

Apopka Wildlife Drive online donation option now available

Visitors to the District’s widely popular Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive at the Lake Apopka North Shore now have the option to donate toward the drive’s upkeep.
November 3, 2020
Tree standing in front of Lake Minneola

Innovative algal bloom treatment pilot project gets under way at Lake Minneola

An innovative project to fight algal blooms in Lake Minneola is getting under way this week with water quality monitoring.
November 3, 2020
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District Governing Board to meet Nov. 10

The District Governing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 10 both electronically and in-person for the benefit of the public wishing to participate.
November 3, 2020
District staff igniting a prescribed fire

Prescribed fire today at Lake George Conservation Area

The District is conducting a 182-acre prescribed burn Tuesday at the Lake George Conservation Area at the intersection of Truck Trail 2 and Aces Road. The purpose of the burn is to prepare the site for tree planting.
November 3, 2020
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Free webinar series on Florida’s water resources continues

The District’s free bimonthly Thursday morning webinar series continues with upcoming presentations on Indian River Lagoon water quality, protecting water resources through partnerships, and freshwater wetland restoration in the Upper St. Johns River Basin.
October 30, 2020
Newnans Lake Conservation Area North Tract kiosk

Portions of Newnans Lake Conservation Area and Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve to close for youth and women’s deer hunts

The District is hosting the Gainesville chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for its annual youth and women’s deer hunts Nov. 13–15 and Dec. 4–6 on portions of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.
October 28, 2020
District's Fall Back campaign

Do your part to save water: Reset your sprinkler system to fall back to once-a-week

Starting Sunday, Nov. 1, homeowners and businesses across the 18 counties of the District should reset their automatic sprinkler systems to water no more than once a week.
October 22, 2020
Aerial view of the structure in the Upper St. Johns River Basin

Public access restricted around Structure 96D during rehab project

The District will temporarily restrict public access around the service bridge and nearby levees at a water control structure known as S-96D in Indian River County while the structure undergoes renovation.