July 9, 2019
Areal photograph of Fellsmere Water Management Area

Grant awarded for boat ramp at Fellsmere Water Management Area

Anglers rejoice! The process to build the Headwaters Lake boat ramp at the Fellsmere Water Management Area (FWMA) took another step forward after the district’s Governing Board
June 27, 2019
Excavator laying down purple pipes

Projects bring reclaimed water to 349 homes in Ocoee and Winter Garden

Two cities recently completed projects that will bring reclaimed water service to 349 existing households in central Florida.
June 25, 2019
Young plants under a net

Cost-share funds available to farmers for water-saving technologies

The district is accepting applications through Aug. 16 from farmers interested in participating in cost-share funding for agricultural projects that promote water conservation and improve water quality in area waterways.
June 11, 2019
Image of annual water use 2009 - 2018

Annual report shows 11% decrease in water use over last decade

Annual water use reporting conducted by the district shows that 2018 total water use was 7 percent lower than 2017 and 11 percent below the 10-year average
June 11, 2019
Map of monthly rainfall in April 2019

May brought below-average rainfall districtwide

Below-average rainfall persisted throughout the district throughout May, with the greatest deficit in the northern counties.
June 4, 2019
A gavel resting on a sounding block

District Governing Board to meet June 11

The district Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on June 11 at district headquarters in Palatka. The full board meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Governing Board Room.
May 31, 2019
Students at a salt marsh learnign about seining

District’s Blue School Grant Program accepting applications now through Sept. 6

Now entering the fourth year of its Blue School Grant Program, the district anticipates offering up to $20,000 in grants for education projects that enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources through hands-on learning.
May 30, 2019
John Richmond using his cell phone to test a water control structure

District upgrades technology in advance of hurricane season

With the arrival of hurricane season on June 1, the district is more than ready for the worst Mother Nature may dish up this storm season.
May 23, 2019
Aerial view of Lake Apopka and the marsh flow-way

Lake Apopka water quality project will use a 2,000-foot-wide, lake-bottom sump

The district has recently completed dredging to create a 2,000-foot-wide sump, or depression, on the bottom of Lake Apopka.
May 22, 2019
SJRWMD logo on a blue background

Northern Recreational Public Meeting May 23 in Palatka

PALATKA, Fla., May 22, 2019 ― Updates on land management and recreation activities will be discussed May 23 during the district's Northern Recreational Public Meeting.
May 14, 2019
Fishermen catching gizzard shad

Board approves gizzard shad harvest for Lake George

The district Governing Board today approved $450,000 in funding for gizzard shad harvesting from Lake George, part of the St. Johns River system in Putnam and Volusia counties.
May 14, 2019
Map of monthly rainfall in April 2019

Rainfall trends remain steady with some regional variation

While central and northern regions of the district received typical rainfall for April, below-average rainfall persisted in the southern third of the district.
May 13, 2019
Dr. Ann Shortelle speaking at the Eau Gallie River dredging event

District, partners celebrate a cleaner Eau Gallie River

The district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates gathered today to celebrate the completion of a two-year-long muck dredging project in the Eau Gallie River aimed at improving water quality.
May 7, 2019
A gavel resting on a sounding block

District Governing Board to meet May 14 in Cape Canaveral

The district Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on May 14 off-site at the Canaveral Port Authority headquarters in Cape Canaveral. While governing board meetings are routinely held at district headquarters in Palatka, the board holds periodic off-site meetings to be more accessible to the public and enhance transparency in district business.
May 7, 2019
Sail boats docked in a harbour

District, partners celebrate the removal of mountains of muck

The district, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, state and local elected officials and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates will celebrate the completion of muck dredging from the Eau Gallie River in Melbourne.