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Despite rain, water levels remain low

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Water levels in North-Central Florida are still low despite rainfall this past weekend…and Suwannee River Water Management officials say it may take a tropical system to pull water levels back up to normal. District Senior Engineer Megan Wetherington urges residents to continue conserving water.

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