Tag Archives: Estuary

Suwannee River Basin Maps

Nobody seems to have done this, so we did: a map of the Suwannee River Basin, with the major watersheds and the Estuary shaded, and all the major rivers, plus many of the creeks. Bonus: springs! Narrow, Suwannee River Basin Click on this link for an interactive google map of the Suwannee River Basin.

The river traces come from USGS and Chris Graham. The watershed boundaries are from USGS. The springs are from the Florida Springs Institute, plus four Georgia springs collected by WWALS.

The eight-digit hydrologic unit codes (HUC8) for the Suwannee River Basin are: Continue reading

Where nobody lives in the Suwannee River Basin

Obviously nobody lives in most of the Okefenokee Swamp or the Osceola National Forest, but also most of Clinch County is unpopulated west of the Swamp, as is much of the Gulf coast along the Suwannee River Estuary, from Cedar Key north to Horsehoe Bay, plus large parts of Dixie and Lafayette Counties west of the Suwannee River.

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Nobody Lives Here: Unpopulated U.S. Census Blocks, screenshot by jsq from interactive map by mapsbynik.

Update 2017-06-20: As someone pointed out, rangers do live in the Okefenokee Swamp, presumably in the white area along the access road.

Cedar Key is the island at the bottom of the map, and from a bit north on the Gulf Coast you can follow Continue reading

Map of Suwannee River Basin

Map of Suwannee River Basin Yet another map, this one from the Suwannee River Basin and Estuary Integrated Science Workshop, USGS, 22-24 September 2004, Cedar Key, Florida, Compiled by Brian Katz and Ellen Raabe. Here are the slides from that workshop.

This map is a bit odd in that it does not show the biggest city in the entire Suwannee River Basin.

However, it shows nearby larger cities. I never really realized Jacksonville is closer than Tallahassee to most of the Basin.

Map of Suwannee River Basin

For more maps, see the WWALS Suwannee River Basin web page.

-jsq

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