29 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy – With 29 people confirmed dead and more than 250 still missing, South Korean officials are seeking arrest warrants for the captain of a ferry that sunk off the southern […]
By Natalia Frias on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The Suwannee River Water Management District has formed a partnership with the county for large repairs to take place in Little River Springs County Park near Branford. After river flooding, the park needs refurbishments to bank failures and damage to the spring bed.
Tagged Cave system, Charles Springs, construction, Erosion, flood, Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act, Florida Springs Institute, Hart Springs Park, Little River Springs county, nature, Otter Springs Park, Park, Sediment, Shoreline, Spring, SRWMD, Suwannee Parks and Recreation, Suwannee River, The Suwannee River Water Management District, The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board, water
By Jaime Sloane on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm
The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park will have a halloween-themed music festival from Thursday to Saturday. “Hulaween” is hosted by the band String Cheese Incident and is expected to bring many tourists to Suwannee County and nearby Live Oak.
By Belinda Post on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:50 am
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Due to increased salinity levels, Cedar Key’s oyster production has suffered.
By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection approved the District’s funding request on Wednesday for the improvement projects.
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By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
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Recent flooding of the Suwannee and Santa Fe rivers, in part caused by heavy rainfall, have forced some tubing and canoeing businesses to shutter, residents to evacuate and caused damage to riverside properties.
By Alexys Martinez on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 11:45 am
Recent heavy rainfall has caused the Suwannee River to rise above the flood stage. O’Leno State Park Ranger David McCorquodale said the park does not want people drowning as a result of swift currents.
By Mike Llerena on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 11:29 am
Police found a second body in the Suwannee River on Tuesday during an investigation to find two missing men who attempted to rescue an 8-year-old who had fallen into the water.
By Rachel Jones on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: Gainesville city elections today, body of missing Gilchrist County man found, evidence of planned attack found in UCF dorm, Hillary Clinton announces support of same-sex marriage, residents of Colombia protest poor living conditions.