August 19, 2019

Rainfall Dashboard update

Daily: 0.10
Monthly: 8.26
Yearly: 47.89
August 14, 2019
Communications staff posing for a picture

District receives statewide award for public outreach

The district’s Office of Communications was recently honored by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) with a Golden Image Award for its Blue Schools Grant Program video.
August 13, 2019
District IT department receiving an award

District receives award for technology innovation

A mobile application developed by the district’s Office of Information Technology recently earned recognition for its innovative use of technology.
August 13, 2019
Image of rainfall for July 2019

Above-average July rainfall in most areas, but drier along the coast

Data collected by the St. Johns River Water Management District shows July 2019 rainfall was above average in most areas of north and central Florida, but some coastal areas, particularly in the southern portion of the district, were drier.
August 8, 2019
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Public teleconference Aug. 15 to discuss model peer review for lakes Apshawa and Sylvan

The district will host a teleconference to discuss the selection of surface water model peer reviewers in support of the MFLs determination for Lake Apshawa South and Sylvan Lake.
August 7, 2019
View of Crane Creek from under the shadow of a tree

District plans community meeting Crane Creek/M-1 Canal Flow Restoration Project

The district will hold a community meeting to exchange information with people interested in the Crane Creek/M-1 Canal Flow Restoration Project Restoration Project
August 7, 2019
Young school children on an ecological retreat.

Sept. 6 is deadline for District’s Blue School Grant Program applications

Teachers have just one more month, until Sept. 6, to apply for a Blue School Grant for education projects to enhance student knowledge about Florida’s water resources.
August 6, 2019
Person handling native aquatic vegetation

Video: Planting leafy ‘burritos’ in Lake Apopka to help protect water quality

Work is underway to plant about 5,000 leafy “burritos” in Lake Apopka to help protect water quality. The district is partnering with the University of Florida on the project to determine the best planting techniques and strategies.
July 30, 2019
Fire burning through a pine flatwoods

Prescribed fire today at Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area in Alachua County

The district is conducting a 107-acre prescribed burn Tuesday at the north end of Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area in Alachua County, along Fish Camp Road.
July 18, 2019
Excavator lowering equipment into a stormwater baffle box

This isn’t your dad’s stormwater treatment system

The district and the city of Titusville are partnering on a state-of-the-art stormwater “baffle box” that will capture hundreds of pounds of nutrients annually before they can reach the Indian River Lagoon.
July 17, 2019
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Southern Recreational Public Meeting July 24

PALM BAY, Fla., July 17, 2019 — A land management update and the Upper St. Johns River Basin project are among the items to be discussed July 24 during the district's Southern Recreational Public Meeting.
July 10, 2019
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Multi-use recreational trail agreement receives board approval

The district’s Governing Board approved a pair of agreements for construction of a 2.78-mile paved, multi-use trail in Orange and Lake counties.
July 9, 2019
Dr. Shortel surrounded by board members

District recognizes July 2019 as Lakes Appreciation Month

With nearly 1,500 lakes within its boundaries, the district’s Governing Board on Tuesday recognized July 2019 as Lakes Appreciation Month.
July 9, 2019
Map of June 2019 rainfall

Data show relationship between rainfall and groundwater levels

Data collected in June by the district show groundwater conditions somewhat mirror the varied rainfall patterns measured across the district during the previous three months.
July 9, 2019
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

District Board votes to reduce tax rate for seventh consecutive year

The district’s Governing Board Tuesday approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a seventh consecutive year.