When: 1:30PM to 4:30PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Where: SRWMD Office, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida
Event: Suwannee River SWIM Plan public meeting
Received this morning:
Suwannee River and Coastal Rivers SWIM Plan interested parties:
In 2016, the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) received funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop consolidated updates to the Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plans for the Suwannee River and Coastal Rivers basins. SRWMD has scheduled public meetings for each plan. The Suwannee River SWIM Plan public meeting will be held at the SRWMD office at 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida on October 3, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Coastal Rivers SWIM Plan public meeting will be held in Cross City at the Dixie County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room at the Dixie County Courthouse, 214 NW Highway 351 on October 4, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The SRWMD is currently seeking public comment on their draft SWIM plans. A news release was posted earlier on the SRWMD webpage: http://www.mysuwanneeriver.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=620. The draft SWIM plans are available on the left hand side of the page at the “SWIM Plan Updates” link. All comments should be sent to Planning@SRWMD.org by November 1, 2017.
The draft SWIM plans are intended to inform the Florida Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) Restoration Strategy. The objective of the Restoration Strategy is to provide a cohesive vision for planning the remaining GEBF investments in Florida to best address watershed-specific, top restoration needs for resources affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Please let Tom Mirti (SRWMD) know if you have any questions. His contact information is:
Director, Division of Water Resources, Suwannee River Water Management District
As always, if you would like to be added or removed from the FWC GEBF stakeholder email list, please let me know.
Suwannee River Water Management District
9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060
800.226.1066 (FL Toll Free)
It’s mysterious why this message did not link to SRWMD’s web page Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) Plan Updates, which has more information and links to the existing SWIM Plans:
See also these slides, Suwannee River Water Management District SWIM Plan Updates,
- Columbia County, June 2, 2016
May 24, 2016:
Contains more context plus details about phosphorus and nitrogen.
And finally, this FDEP web page:
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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