Message from the Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle

District cost-share, technical expertise is helping agriculture conserve water

Not only does the St. Johns River Water Management District promote water conservation, we also back it up with technical assistance and cost-share funding. Our work in this area is paying off as we are seeing improving water conservation numbers in the agricultural community, the second largest water use category (behind public supply, part of which is water used in our homes) in our 18-county District.

Cody Estes examining an irrigation station

Latest District News

Agricultural field with installed tile drainpipe

Two agricultural projects to share nearly $473,000 to reduce nutrient loading, water use

The district Governing Board on Tuesday approved moving forward with contracts for two agricultural projects that will reduce water use by 1.41 million gallons per day and reduce nitrogen and phosphorus.

Monthly rainfall map for October

Groundwater levels in good shape from wet October

After a dry September, October brought rain across most of the 18 counties of the district, keeping groundwater levels in the Floridan aquifer high.

SJRWMD logo on a blue background

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. 8–10 and Dec. 6–8 on portions of the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve and the Newnans Lake Conservation Area in Alachua County.

Sunnyhill restoration area

Veterans to visit Sunnyhill Restoration Area for Operation Outdoor Freedom deer hunt

The district’s Sunnyhill Restoration Area will host wounded veterans in an Operation Outdoor Freedom guided deer hunt Nov. 5–7. A portion of the property, located in Marion County, will close for the event.

Time to fall back to one a week. Water less.

Do your part: Reset your sprinkler system timer Saturday to fall back to once-a-week watering

Starting Sunday, Nov. 3, homeowners and businesses will fall back to once-a-week landscape irrigation across the 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Nov. 3 is the day that Eastern Standard Time begins.

Media inquiries

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Nancy Rubin

Communications Manager
Office: 904-448-7935
Mobile: 904-716-5574

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Teresa Monson

Public Communications Coordinator
Office: 904-730-6258
Mobile: 904-545-5064


Understanding the value of water

A district land manager pets a pot bellied pig
John Richmond at structure facility
Bees on a honey comb

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Media resources


District lands accommodate nature’s “sweetest” worker, the honey bee

Cost-share projects

Lake Apopka: Road to recovery

How the district protects water bodies: An overview of MFLs