From the St. Johns River Water Management District 

While central and northern regions of the St. Johns River Water Management District received typical rainfall for April, below-average rainfall persisted in the southern third of the district.

  • The northern zone was slightly below average, except for St. Johns County, which received 3.47 inches of rainfall.
  • The central zone of the district was above average, led by Marion County with 4.1 inches of rainfall.
  • The southern third of the district was below average. Brevard County and the portion of Osceola County within the district had the lowest county-wide totals, each with less than 1.5 inches of rain.

As of May 1, surface water flow conditions in the Upper St. Johns River Basin were mostly in the low-flow range for this time of year. Moving downstream into the Middle St. Johns River Basin, the St. Johns River measured near DeLand also had a low flow for this time of year. Further downstream, the Satsuma station had an average flow, with low-flow measured at the St. Johns River near Jacksonville.

For additional hydrologic data or to learn more about the district’s data collection program, visit www.sjrwmd.com/data.

About the St. Johns River Water Management District

St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.

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