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Publications & Data

Looking at the Big Picture:  The Lake Jackson WatershedThe District offers numerous on-line publications, from general interest books, annual reports and brochures to scientific and technical reports. For example, scientists have conducted inventories of six springsheds, from St. Marks and Wakulla rivers to Econfina and Holmes creeks and Chipola and Choctawhatchee rivers. These are replete with color photos and detailed descriptions of individual springs.

Also available online are native landscape and shoreline restoration guides, and the District’s oral history, Voices of the Apalachicola (University Press of Florida, 2006). This book features stories by the last steamboat pilot, an Indian chief, fishermen, loggers and farmers who have made their living on the river and bay over the last century. Printed copies are available at bookstores.

In addition, the District offers several educational brochure series. One series features water saving tips and another presents the “Big Picture” of several major watersheds across the northwest. Packed with photos, maps and ecosystem features, hard copies also open to a large satellite poster of the watershed. To order printed copies of these brochures, please call Public Information, 850-539-5999.

There are also a series of detailed Surface Water Improvement and Management (SWIM) plans for priority watersheds, as well as reports covering wellhead protection, stormwater flows, aquifer delineations, spring protection initiatives and water supply management plans. A water rates brochure is available online or by calling Regulatory, 850-539-5999.