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SRWMD Launches Springs Dashboard With Manatee Springs - More To Come

LIVE OAK, FL – The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) has launched a springs dashboard that provides an at-a-glance view of water quality and flow, and contributing factors affecting the first magnitude springs and associated rivers. Manatee Springs is the District’s first dashboard to launch.

The Manatee Springs Dashboard is here.

Manatee Springs is a first magnitude spring, and one of five springs where the District has begun collecting continuous real-time water quality data. This new data collection effort is a collaborative partnership between the District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the US Geological Survey, which is now available on the Manatee Springs dashboard.

The SRWMD is expanding its capability to share data with the public through this springs dashboard. Visitors to the site will be able to access both historic and current data.

“This springs webpage is a great interface for people who clearly want data,” said Water Resources Division Director, Erich Marzolf Ph. D. “Currently 65% of the District‘s web activity or page views is currently about data,” said Marzolf.

The public can now explore different characteristics of Manatee Springs. Visitors to the Manatee Springs dashboard can examine current flows relative to past measurements. The springs dashboard offers all users a window to the health of the ecosystems below and above the water’s surface.  

The springs dashboard is divided into three categories tabs titled Conditions, Water Use, and Location. Under the Location tab there are interactive maps that allow visitors to explore land uses within the springshed, and see the mapped extent of Manatee Springs cave system.

Additional first magnitude springs will be added to the dashboard throughout the coming year.


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