Things to know for storm season

Find helpful information for before, during and after a storm, as well as who to contact in a flooding emergency.

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Current water quality and algae news

Stay informed about current water quality and algae information in northeast Florida’s Lower St. Johns River Basin.

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Permitting News You Can Use

Regulatory newsletter focuses on helpful information for permit holders and applicants to understand and navigate the regulatory process.

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Know your watering days

During daylight saving time, watering is allowed two days per week on designated days. Learn about districtwide watering restrictions.

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Strategic initiatives

The District has identified strategic initiatives, is focusing work and dedicating staff and financial resources to these areas.

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Pages focus on Indian River Lagoon’s health

Stay informed on the work under way to investigate and address challenges facing the Indian River Lagoon.

Underwater photo of fish swimming at Silver Glen Springs
Springs protection projects

The District’s Springs Protection Initiative is partnering with local governments and other agencies to implement projects to protect springs systems.

District news

July 2, 2015

25 projects under way to improve spring health, protect flows

Partnerships projects under way to protect the springsheds of Silver Springs in Marion County, Blue Spring in Volusia County and the springs of the Wekiva River in Lake, Orange and Seminole counties

June 26, 2015

District and Ocala partner on WaterSmart program

The District and the city of Ocala are partnering on a one-year pilot project that could result in a 5 percent water savings by participating water users

June 25, 2015

District and agricultural partners explore innovative ways to save water

District Executive Director Ann Shortelle and Charles Shinn, director of government and community affairs with the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, toured Trader Hill Farms in Nassau County where an innovative technique of rainwater harvesting will be used to irrigate crops, conserving fresh groundwater and reducing nutrient loading to area waterways

June 25, 2015

Algal bloom observed at the confluence of Dead Lake and Bull Creek

District scientists conducting routine monthly water sampling in the Lower St. Johns River Basin on June 18 observed an algal bloom at the confluence of Dead Lake and Bull Creek in Flagler County. Samples were collected by the District and sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for species identification

June 18, 2015

Update on Sleepy Creek Lands (formerly known as Adena Springs Ranch) permit applications

Find the latest information on the permit applications for Sleepy Creek Lands

June 15, 2015

District’s prescribed fires protect homes and businesses

Lightning from intense thunderstorms recently has increased concerns about wildfires. Early June is a critical time for wildfire because conditions have been getting drier since April and lightning, which encourages fire to start and spread, has been prolific

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Get the Facts, meeting agendas,
other District meetings and notices 
and newsletters.

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