District Statistics

  • SIRWCD encompasses approximately 12,500 acres in Jupiter Farms, Palm Beach Country Estates, Egret Landing and Jupiter Commerce Park. There are approximately 60 miles of primary canals.
  • Did you know that if one inch of rain fell in the District it would amount to 339,405,000 gallons? That is enough water to create a 10-foot deep lake the size of 6,000 football fields.
  • The average rainfall in the District equates to 20,364,300,000 gallons.
  • If you placed all of the water the District received annually into one-gallon containers, those containers would circle the earth over 77 times.
  • The average 15-30 foot swimming pool holds approximately 15,000 gallons. Each year the District manages enough surface water to fill 1,357,620 pools.
  • The drainage flow in the District is controlled by gravity.
  • The primary drainage for the District is the responsibility of the South Florida Water Management District. SIRWCD is responsible for the "secondary" and "tertiary" drainage facilities.
  • There are approximately 189 miles of roads within SIRWCD. These roads give access to each subdivided parcel of land. Currently there are 93.7 miles of improved roads (paved and OGEM) and 94.3 miles of unpaved roads in SIRWCD. The improved roads include roads that are operated and maintained by Palm Beach County, the Town of Jupiter, and private entities or owners, which consist of approximately 42 miles of roadway.
  • SIRWCD is responsible for maintaining over 376 miles of swales and canals.
  • If the length of all of the roads, canals, and swales were added together, the total distance would stretch over 600 miles, or from north of the Georgia border to the South Indian River Water Control District.
  • The SIRWCD office monitors and records the total rainfall the District receives throughout the year - rainfall totals for the current and past year are listed at the right. For rainfall analysis, local area averages and historical data, please see the District Engineer's Annual Report.
  • For the twelve-month period from Sep. 2016 to Aug. 2017, the District received 54.05 inches of rainfall. Totals this fiscal year were lower than the average annual rainfall for the District, which is 65.22 inches.

District Rainfall Totals

2018-2019

  • Sep. 2018 - 6.84 in.
  • Oct. 2018 - 1.41 in.
  • Nov. 2018 - 4.05 in.
  • Dec. 2018 - in.
  • Jan. 2019 - in.
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  • Mar. 2019 - in.
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  • May 2019 - in.
  • Jun. 2019 - in.
  • Jul. 2019 - in.
  • Aug. 2019 - in.

2017-2018

  • Sep. 2017 - 12.42 in.
  • Oct. 2017 - 18.46 in.
  • Nov. 2017 - 7.20 in.
  • Dec. 2017 - 1.23 in.
  • Jan. 2018 - 3.81 in.
  • Feb. 2018 - .49 in.
  • Mar. 2018 - .52 in.
  • Apr. 2018 - 5.74 in.
  • May 2018 - 17.71 in.
  • Jun. 2018 - 17 in.
  • Jul. 2018 - 11.45 in.
  • Aug. 2018 - 9.10 in.

2016-2017

  • Sep. 2016 - 4.25 in.
  • Oct. 2016 - 4.71 in.
  • Nov. 2016 - 2.1 in.
  • Dec. 2016 - 2.48 in.
  • Jan. 2017 - 2.25 in.
  • Feb. 2017 - 3.19 in.
  • Mar. 2017 - 1.32 in.
  • Apr. 2017 - 6.64 in.
  • May 2017 - 4.22 in.
  • Jun. 2017 - 11.26 in.
  • Jul. 2017 - 11.04 in.
  • Aug. 2017 - 2.48 in.