Northwest Florida Water Management District

Jackson Blue Spring
Nick Evans

Florida Governor Rick Scott is touting $50 million to protect the state’s springs.  But that’s not the only effort state officials are working on.  In Jackson County there’s one program geared toward farmers.

A small town in Gadsden County is touting the outcome of a grant to improve water quality.

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The state is funding more than $15 million in springs restoration projects in North Florida.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park in High Springs, Fla.
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A Florida water agency has a new budget of $55 million. The Northwest Florida Water Management District supervises water use and protection in the Florida Panhandle.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

To better manage Wakulla Springs and other Big Bend water bodies, Northwest Florida water managers are embarking on an unprecedented water monitoring project. The first step is drilling new wells to find out where water travels underground.

Apalachicola To Build New Water Treatment In Battle For Cleaner Water

Feb 22, 2013

If you notice a new pond in Apalachicola’s Battery Park some time from now, it’s not a natural phenomenon, but a new stormwater treatment project. The Northwest Florida Water Management District gave the City the funds for the pond.

With a grant of 71,500 dollars, Apalachicola is now tasked with designing a stormwater treatment area in the city’s downtown. Water Management District’s Spokeswoman Lauren Engel says the whole idea is to clean dirty run-off water before it hits Apalachicola Bay, and to do so looking good