July 31, 2021

Rainfall Dashboard update

Daily: 0.05
Monthly: 7.62
Yearly: 50.09
July 30, 2021
Person on ATV controlling a prescribed fire with water

Prescribed fire today at Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area in Clay County

The District is conducting a 298-acre prescribed burn Friday at the Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area in Clay County near Green Road and County Road 218 in Middleburg.
July 30, 2021
Orange Creek mechanical harvest Powerpoint slide

District to mechanically remove nuisance vegetation within the Orange Creek Restoration Area

The District is launching a project to mechanically harvest and remove mats of floating vegetation —and their associated nutrients — from waters within the Orange Creek Restoration Area.
July 28, 2021
Historical freshwater use chart

Annual report shows average daily water use is 115 gallons per person

Annual water use reporting conducted by the District shows that 2020 total water use was 1% lower than the five-year average but 4% higher than 2019.
July 15, 2021
District employee walking next to a fire

Prescribed burns Thursday enhance the environmental quality of District lands

The District is conducting four prescribed burns Thursday to enhance the environmental quality of District lands and reduce fuel loads and wildfire risk.
July 14, 2021
Photo of an aerial burn

Anticipate temporary closure for prescribed burn Thursday at Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park

The District anticipates conducting a 900-acre prescribed burn Thursday at the Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park, in Orange County.
July 14, 2021
District employee walking next to a fire

Prescribed fire today at Buck Lake Conservation Area in Brevard County

The District is conducting a 199-acre prescribed burn Wednesday at the District’s Buck Lake Conservation Area in Brevard County.
July 13, 2021
Disctict board members posing next to a plaque

District recognizes July 2021 as Lakes Appreciation Month

On Tuesday, the District’s Governing Board recognized July 2021 as Lakes Appreciation Month, joining the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) and groups around the country in the annual proclamation to raise awareness of lakes’ importance and benefits.
July 13, 2021
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Board approves utility partnerships to protect water supplies and lake levels

The District’s Governing Board today approved partnership agreements with four north Florida water supply utilities to participate in the Black Creek Water Resource Development Project
July 13, 2021
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District Board approves tentative budget

The District’s Governing Board approved a tentative budget Tuesday that maintains the current millage rate for taxpayers.
July 13, 2021
An illustrated map of rainfall

Above-average June rainfall brings up lake levels

In a word, June was wet — and in some areas, extremely wet. The western edge of the District recorded more than 10 inches of rain in June.
July 8, 2021
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

District reopening public lands Thursday

The District is reopening its public lands Thursday at noon, having completed safety assessments following Tropical Storm Elsa’s effects in north and east-central Florida.
July 7, 2021
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District to reopen offices, navigational locks Thursday

District headquarters in Palatka, service centers in Jacksonville and Maitland and its field stations will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 9, in the wake of Tropical Storm Elsa.
July 6, 2021
District employee putting a sign up on a fence

District to close some facilities, lands Wednesday in preparation for Tropical Storm Elsa

The District will close its public lands and all offices north of I-4 on Wednesday in anticipation of effects from Tropical Storm Elsa.
July 6, 2021
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

District Governing Board to meet July 13

The District Governing Board will hold its regular monthly meeting July 13 at its Palatka headquarters.