SRWMD Board in Starke 2018-12-11

Deviating from its usual practice of meeting in Live Oak, it’s going to Starke, the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) Board, Tuesday of next week, 9AM December 11, 2018, at the Governor Charley Johns Conference Center, 1610 N. Temple Avenue, Starke, FL.

I don’t see anything on the agenda especially about Bradford County, except tacked onto the end as open to the public “Following Board Meeting”: “• Projects Tour in Starke”.

I’m guessing that refers to the tree clearing project approved as an emergency several months ago, at the request of the Bradford BOCC, due to expected rains.

According to Kevin Flavin, Project Manager and Professional Water Resources Engineer,

Projects, Tour
Follow this link for an interactive google map by WWALS.

Two stops are to observe the results of the USDA cleanup project, where city and county roads cross Alligator Creek:

He says a third stop is at the

  • Edwards bottomlands site, west of U.S. 301, just south of the Starke recreational complex on Edwards Road, 29.93672, -82.11915.

It’s a wetlands mitigation bank, primarily for DoT projects. They will also discuss stream restoration features of that project.

Well, right now the water’s pretty high, so those projects are getting an exercise.

New River near Lake Butler, Gauge

Here is the SRWMD December 2018 Board Package:

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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