October 17, 2019

Rainfall Dashboard update

Daily: 0.09
Monthly: 3.46
Yearly: 48.66
October 11, 2019
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Central recreation public meeting scheduled for Oct. 15

The district is hosting a public meeting to discuss updates to land management and recreation across Lake, Orange and Seminole counties as well as portions of Marion, Volusia and Brevard counties.
October 11, 2019
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Southern Recreational Public Meeting Oct. 17 in Viera

A land management update and the Upper St. Johns River Basin project are among the items to be discussed Oct. 17 during the district's Southern Recreational Public Meeting.
October 9, 2019
Calm waters on Lake Apopka

Infrastructure project helps protect water quality in Lake Apopka

The district’s Governing Board awarded a contract Tuesday for construction services for a water quality project at the district’s Lake Apopka North Shore.
October 8, 2019
Farm hydration system

Board approves ranking of agricultural projects to share in $1.56 million for water conservation, nutrient reduction

Thirteen agricultural projects will share in $1.56 million from the district to improve water conservation and reduce nutrient loading to area waterways.
October 8, 2019
Illustrated rainfall map of Florida

Dry September creating drought conditions in north Florida

Typically one of Florida’s wettest months of the year, this September was drier on average, according to data collected by the district, and drought conditions are developing in north Florida, with Baker County experiencing severe drought.
October 2, 2019
Open navigational lock

Navigational locks on Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes open for midday passage

Boaters in central Florida will be in for a pleasant surprise this week if they visit the navigational locks on the Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes.
October 1, 2019
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Public meetings Oct. 22 kick off model peer review for lakes Apshawa and Sylvan

The district will hold two public meetings on Oct. 22 to kick off the peer review process of surface water models.
September 27, 2019
Students looking at water quality tests

District awards Blue School Grants to 14 schools for water resource education

Fourteen schools are receiving grant funding from the district’s Blue School Grant Program for projects to enhance student development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
September 24, 2019
Comparison of tax paid based on the assessed value of a home

District reduces tax rate for seventh year, funds major projects in $158 million budget

The district’s Governing Board on Tuesday adopted its fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, which reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a seventh consecutive year. The $158 million budget continues to provide significant funds for water resource protection and cost-share projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies.
September 24, 2019
State representatives holding golden shovels

Partners break ground on pilot project to reduce phosphorus discharges to Doctors Lake watershed

Clay County Utility Authority and the district joined Sen. Rob Bradley and Rep. Travis Cummings on Tuesday in a ground-breaking ceremony for an innovative pilot project to remove phosphorus from treated wastewater.
September 10, 2019
Illustrated rainfall map of Florida

August rainfall above average while annual long-term total is slightly below

Data collected by the district shows August 2019 rainfall was above average districtwide. Additionally, in a flipflop of recent months, Indian River County, which has been below average for many months, had the highest countywide rainfall total, with 10.2 inches.
September 10, 2019
Aerial photograph of wetlands

District Board votes to purchase acreage for Volusia Blue wetland recharge project

The bistrict’s Governing Board Tuesday approved purchasing a 60-acre borrow pit near Volusia Blue Spring for a strategic partnership project that will allow wetland treatment
September 9, 2019
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Cost-share project applications accepted through Oct. 19

The district is accepting applications through Oct. 19 for Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities and innovative projects to share in cost-share funding that supports the agency’s water resource protection mission.
September 6, 2019
District staff inspecting and cleaning up district lands

District lands reopen following post-storm inspections

The district has reopened all of its conservation lands to public recreation following Hurricane Dorian, except for the island portion of Murphy Creek Conservation Area.