Message from Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle

Now is the time to get prepared for hurricane season

With the fast-approaching hurricane season officially launching June 1, the St. Johns River Water Management District is already preparing for what we hope will be a quiet storm season this summer and fall. We hope you are getting ready as well.

John Richmond inspecting water control structure

Latest District News

Aerial view of Lake Apopka

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

MAITLAND, Fla., May 23, 2019 ― Updates on land management and recreation activities will be discussed May 23 during the district’s Northern Recreational Public Meeting.

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.

April 2019 Rainfall trends

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.

Eau Gallie event at Shortelle

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.

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.

Media inquiries

Nancy Rubin

Nancy Rubin

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

Teresa Monson

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


Understanding the value of water

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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