Guest message: Sandy Smith, Regulatory Scientist IV, Bureau of Environmental Resource Regulation

Regulatory scientist helps balance growth and protecting water resources

I’m a regulatory scientist IV with the St. Johns River Water Management District and my job is to find a balance between infrastructure growth in Florida and protecting our water resources.

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Latest District News

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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.

Fire burning through pine flatwoods

Prescribed fire today at Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area in Alachua County

The district is conducting a 129-acre prescribed burn Tuesday at the Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area in Alachua County.

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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

April 2019 Rainfall trends

May brought below-average rainfall districtwide

Below-average rainfall persisted throughout the district throughout May, with the greatest deficit in the northern counties.

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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.

Media inquiries

Nancy Rubin

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

Aerial photo Eau Gallie River flowing into the Indian River Lagoon
Richmond at structure facility

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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