From the St. John's River Water Management District
January brought above-average rainfall to the north and east-central Florida counties, and Silver Springs in Marion County and Volusia Blue Spring continue to experience flow increases corresponding with greater rainfall received over the past several months. A full report outlining hydrological conditions was presented Tuesday at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s February Governing Board meeting.
“Protecting our Outstanding Florida Springs is among the district’s highest priorities,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Rainfall is the most significant influencer on spring flows in our region. Because of improved rainfall trends in recent months, Silver Springs’ flow levels have recovered more than 300 cubic feet per second (CFS) from its lowest levels recorded during drought conditions.”
More information about the district’s hydrological conditions can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com.
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.