Marion County WRAMS

Marion County Water Resources Assessment and Management Study (WRAMS)

Marion County, Florida

Water Resource Associates (WRA) was selected by Marion County to provide a comprehensive long-term water supply plan that would lay out future sources of water including new groundwater and surface water sources.  The area modeled is a Priority Water Resource Caution Area due to wetland and lake impacts.


The WRAMS utilized the SJRWMD North-Central Model to locate and evaluate an additional 30 mgd of groundwater withdrawals to be permitted with SJRWMD over the next 8-10 years.  Environmental impacts were identified and impacts to potential MFLs for the Rainbow and Silver Springs and Ocklawaha River and lakes and wetlands across the County.  WRA, in conjunction with the SJRWMD, estimated the future MFL quantities for these waterbodies and developed future groundwater withdrawal options.


Mark Farrell, P.E. facilitated 14 stakeholder meetings and presented to three County Commission meetings to garner support for water supply alternatives and permit applications.


The WRAMS was funded and conducted in cooperation with the SJRWMD and SWFWMD.  The WRAMS was completed in April 2007.

Project Components

  • Future Water Source Assessment
  • Future Water Needs Assessment
  • Water Conservation Assessment
  • Developed Springs   Protection Program
  • Comp Plan Assessment for Water Management
  • Recommendations for Regional Water Management
  • Implementation Plan