District to close all public lands as Hurricane Ian continues to shift east

District Operation and Maintenance staff are actively preparing for the anticipated rainfall from Hurricane Ian

District Operation and Maintenance staff are actively preparing for the anticipated rainfall from Hurricane Ian. They are removing barricades from the Harris Bayou Canal and other areas around the District to allow water to flow freely in the event water needs to be released through one of the many water control structures in the region

District Operation and Maintenance staff are actively preparing for the anticipated rainfall from Hurricane Ian

District Operation and Maintenance staff are actively preparing for the anticipated rainfall from Hurricane Ian. They are removing barricades from the Harris Bayou Canal and other areas around the District to allow water to flow freely in the event water needs to be released through one of the many water control structures in the region

PALATKA, Fla., Sept. 27, 2022 — The St Johns River Water Management District will close all District-managed navigational locks, campgrounds and properties, to include trails and day use areas, throughout its 18-county region Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Ian until further notice.

Please check the District’s website for the latest on land re-openings at   https://www.clone.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/announcements/.

Visit the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/localgovernments/flooding/ for information and links to flood statements and warnings, river stages, and local government emergency contacts.