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St. Johns River in Clay County

North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

2023 North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

The NFRWSP Planning Region includes 14 counties in the SJRWMD and the SRWMD: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union. Since 2021, the Districts have been working with stakeholders to update to the 2015–2035 North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan (NFRWSP), which was approved at a joint meeting of the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) governing boards in January 2017. This work is being conducted to meet the requirements of Section 373.709 of the Florida Statutes, which requires the Districts to reevaluate their determinations concerning the need for a water supply plan at least every five years. The 2023 NFRWSP assesses current and projected water needs in the NFRWSP area, the potential impacts of groundwater withdrawals on natural systems, and identifies sufficient project options to sustain water resources and related natural systems through the planning horizon (2045). The development of the 2023 NFRWSP (2020–2045) is being conducted in an open process with local governments and other stakeholders.

Work Completed

Current Activities

There is active work underway in the planning area to establish new MFLs and update existing MFLs. This work is being done in parallel with the planning process. Below is a summary of these activities and points of contact to engage with these efforts.

The 2023 NFRWSP and its accompanying appendices will be presented to the Governing Board meetings of both the SJRWMD and the SRWMD on December 12, 2023, along with a recommendation for approval.

Final Draft 2023 North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

The final draft 2023 NFRWSP was posted on November 27, 2023. The Plan assesses current and projected water demand in the NFRWSP area through 2045.

Stakeholder Participation

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to sign up to be notified when data or documents are posted or when meetings for the 2023 NFRWSP are scheduled to occur. To be added to the mailing list, please send your first and last names, group affiliation (if any), and email address to

Previous Water Supply Plan

The 2015–2035 North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan (NFRWSP) was the first-ever regional water supply plan for the Partnership, local governments, public supply utilities, environmental advocates, and other stakeholders. These groups all shared the common goals of preserving and extending our future water supply.