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Suwannee River Basin Programs

Suwannee River during drought 

The Suwannee River rises in the Okefenokee Swamp, emerging at Fargo, Georgia. It flows southwest into Florida, dropping in elevation through limestone layers, resulting in some of Florida's only whitewater rapids. It then turns west near White Springs, Florida, receiving the waters of the Alapaha and Withlacoochee Rivers, which together drain much of south-central Georgia. The Suwannee River watershed also includes the Santa Fe, Aucilla/Wacissa, Econfina, Fenholloway, Steinhatchee, and Waccasassa River watersheds.


About the Suwannee River
Protecting Our Waters  Department of Environmental Protection 
Suwannee River Watershed - DEP's interactive Web where you can explore your hometown water bodies and current restoration activities.   Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen for Suwannee and Sante Fe Rivers  
Alachua County  Suwannee River Water Management District 
Alachua County website for the Sante Fe River Springs  Suwannee River Water Management District 
U.S. Geological Survey  STORET 
U.S. Geological Survey (Suwannee River Basin and Estuary Initiative)  STORET - Data retrieval site for surface water quality 



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Water Resource Program Highlights

Last updated: May 08, 2012
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