New Gauges Put to Work, Thanks to Suwannee River Water Management District

 

 

SRWMDHeaderCropped In: New Gauges Put to Work, Thanks to Suwannee River Water Management District | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. | Protecting the Santa Fe River in North FloridaThe Suwannee River Water Management District has sent out a notice of high water on the upper Santa Fe River.  We are now using the additional gauges added after Irma, and we commend the District for its action to enable better communication  during the next flood.

To see the current river levels at the various points, go to this link.

Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
-A river is like a life: once taken, it cannot be brought back-


Important Change in Flood Forecasting

Following the record flooding from Hurricane Irma, a detailed survey and collection of flood impacts was completed at three stations in the upper Santa Fe River at the US 441 bridge near High Springs, near O’Leno State Park, and at Worthington Springs. As a result of this effort, flood stages and detailed impact statements have been created for these locations. Additionally, the Southeast River Forecast Center has enhanced their hydrologic model to provide new flood forecast services for these new locations.

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