New year-round lawn and landscape irrigation measures went into effect on March 24 for homeowners within the Suwannee River Water Management District’s 15-county region.
All Suwannee River gages have crested. Expect levels to fall slowly over the next several weeks. Idle-speed/No Wake restrictions remain on the Suwannee from US 90 to Fowler’s Bluff, and on the lower Santa Fe River
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for various rivers within our District.
Governor Scott declares state of emergency for the Big Bend and Panhandle region.
Suwannee River Water Management District (District) staff recently participated in a demonstration at a local farm that is using subsurface drip irrigation to grow corn.
Florida’s climate is typically characterized by two seasons a year: a rainy season and a dry season. Nevertheless, day-to-day weather in Florida is often unpredictable.
The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) in partnership with the National Guard Bureau, acquired a 344 acre tract in Bradford County from Bradford Timberlands, LLC.
The “springs bill” being considered in the Florida Senate is full of commonsense policies. The bill calls only for measures that should have been in place long ago, enjoy strong public support, and cost less than recent water management budget … Continue reading →
The Ichetucknee is a fascinating system. Located within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) near Ft. White in Columbia County, the river meanders six miles through hammock and swamp before joining the Santa Fe River.
As I noted last Monday, higher income households tend to use more water, apply more fertilizer, etc. That is significant by itself but wealth and income patterns have even more profound effects on water (especially because of the state’s high … Continue reading →
On April 8, the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board approved the District’s first public-private partnership for dispersed water storage and management with Anderson Land and Timber Company at the Otter Sink tract in Dixie County.
Higher income is associated with more intense water resource impacts. Higher-income households use more water and are less sensitive to conservation pricing. More expensive homes also apply above-average amounts of fertilizer and pesticides. Only expensive residential developments are able to build in … Continue reading →