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January 1, 1953, to December 31, 1954


of

State Soil Conservation Board


Florida Soil Conservation Districts


Soil Conservation Districts
in Florida
As'of December 31, 1954
Shaded areas indicate soil conserva-
tion districts in Florida.
(See List of Districts on Pages 10, 11)

561-F506
F~656b
1955/54

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CONTENTS
PAGE
FOREWORD ........ 3

SUMMARY A I .... 4

NE SOIL ( UNIVERSITY

THE STATE OF FLORIDA 5

DISTRICT S( LIBRARIES 6

EDUCATION ...... 7

FARM PLAI ....... 8

CROPLAND ... 9

PROGRESS II LE I ..... 10

CONSERVAT ................. 12

WOODLAND ................. 14

W ILDLIFE, ................. 15

CONSERVAT )-
TABLE ] ................. 16

CONSERVAT
TABLES ............ 18-23

FINANCIAL -.-- ................. 24

FINANCIAL REPORT DISTRICTS 1954-TABLE VIII 25

STATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR BIENNIUM
1953-55 26













FOREWORD


This Biennial Report includes major activities of the Soil
Conservation Districts of Florida for the calendar years 1953
and 1954. The financial statement of the State Soil Conserva-
tion Board covers the fiscal period July 1, 1953, to June 30,
1955.
By action of the State Soil Conservation Board, H. G. Clay-
ton, Director of the Florida Agricultural Extension Service,
has served as Administrator to the Board. Responsibility
delegated to the Administrator includes that of assisting groups
of people in the State in organizing soil conservation districts
and the coordination of activities and operation after organiza-
tion. All actions are subject to review and approval by the
State Soil Conservation Board.
Activities of the soil conservation districts of Florida have
been reported to the State Soil Conservation Board by Annual
District Reports and have been summarized in this report. The
statistical data was furnished by the State Office of the Soil
Conservation Service.
L. M. HOLLINGSWORTH,
Executive Secretary






i STATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD
Crawford Rainwater, Pensacola, Florida
S. A. Bryan, Raiford, Florida
E. E. Carter, Vero Beach, Florida
T Cushman S. Radebaugh, Orlando, Florida
A. V. Saurman, Clearwater, Florida









SUMMARY ACTIVITIES ALL ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION
DISTRICTS IN FLORIDA
(Reported by State Office, U. S. Soil Conservation Service, Gainesville, Fla.)


Cooperators*
Soil Survey (acres)


Cropland
Conservation Crop Rotation (acres) ..
Contour Farming (acres) ...........
Cover Cropping (acres)
Green Manuring (acres)
Mulch Tillage (acres)
Strip Cropping (acres)
Windbreak Plantings (miles) ..........
Grassland
Critical Area Planting (acres) ............
Land Clearing (acres)
Pasture Plantings (acres) ...............
Woodland
Controlled Burning (acres) .............
Firebreak Construction (miles) ..........
Harvest Cutting (acres)
Improvement Cutting (acres) .......
Tree Planting (acres)

Wildlife
Fish Pond Improvement (No.) ..........
Wildlife Area Improvement (acres) ..

Structural Practices
Bedding for Drainage (acres) .....-.
Channel Improvement (L. Ft.) .........
Check Dams (No.)
Dike Construction (miles) .................
Ditch Construction (miles) ..-----....
Diversion Construction (miles) .....
Drainage (acres)
Drainage Pumping Plants (No.) .....
Drop Inlet Construction (No.) .......
Drop Spillway Construction (No.) ...
Furrow Irrigation (acres) .........---.--
Irrigation Pumping Plants (No.) ...
Irrigation Reservoirs
Irrigation Water Management (acres)
Outlet Channel Construction (L. Ft.)
Pond Construction (No.) ..........-....
Spoilbank Leveling (Cu. Yds.) .....-...
Sprinkler Irrigation Systems (No.) ..
Terracing (miles)
Waterway Development (acres) ....
Well Construction


Period To Date
No. | Acres I No. Acres
c-- 2,384,687JL-4 j 7,891,685
-4,046 10,75122,117 10,640,305


Applied
This Period


207,103
33,321
251,534
42,625
183,935**
9,542
67.7

298
295,839
317,099.5

151,016
1,927.9
83,731
275,026
49,085

607
90,958.5

3,857
349,370
216
153.3
2,177.2
278.3
255,467
60
530
501
10,021
60
33
51,855
61,670
800
1,517,175
963
935.2
902.5
409


Applied
To Date


625,609
91,535
730,519
446,150
430,243
48,549
245

6,617
1,692,307
1,387,974

887,151
313,917.2
523,088
332,164
117,862

1,538
191,227

80,901
460,125
1,206
1,615
24,007
278.3
1,294,325
998
662
915
132,640
3,802
156
266,912
620,500
2,275
7,954,546
1,549
13,429
2,945
9,104


* Includes district cooperators, basic plans, initial and advanced stages.
** Includes stubble mulching.










Biennial Report

State Soil Conservation Board
January 1, 1953, to December 31, 1954

Florida now has 57 soil conservation districts organized un-
der the Soil Conservation Act, Chapter 582, Acts of 1939, Chapter
20,926, Acts of 1941, Chapter 25,407, Acts of 1949, and Chapter
28,094, Acts of 1953. These districts cover most of 60 counties
in the State, or approximately 28,268,269, acres. Listed below
are the new districts organized during the period included in
this report; also date charter was issued and acreage:

District Date Charter Issued Acreage
Baker March 23, 1953 374,400
Duval July 10, 1953 497,280
Franklin January 27, 1953 348,160

The State Soil Conservation Board was abolished during the
1953 session of the legislature under an Act, Chapter 28,094, and
a new State Soil Conservation Board was created. "The State Soil
Conservation Board shall be composed of five (5) members,
from among active farmers of at least five (5) years continuous
practice of farming at time of appointment who have been prac-
ticing soil conservation, and who shall be appointed by the gov-
ernor, no two (2) members shall be appointed from the same
congressional district." In accordance with the change of Act,
the following members of the Board were appointed:

Name Location Term
Crawford Rainwater ................ Pensacola, Fla. .......... 4 years
Cushman S. Radebaugh .......... Orlando, Fla. ............. 3 years
A. V. Saurman Clearwater, Fla ........... 2 years
W. B. Coody Pinetta, Fla .................. 1 year
J. T. Gaunt Ochopee, Fla ................ 1 year

The present State Board is as indicated above with the ex-
ception that S. A. Bryan, Raiford, Fla., and E. E. Carter, Vero
Beach, Fla., were each appointed for four (4) year terms to
replace W. B. Coody and J. T. Gaunt.
The new State Board upon taking over its duties July 17,
1953, elected Crawford Rainwater chairman, Cushman S. Rade-
baugh, vice-chairman, and H. G. Clayton administrator. B. G.
Clayton was employed by the Board as executive secretary
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effective November 16, 1953, and served in that capacity until
January 31, 1954. L. M. Hollingsworth was employed by the
Board as executive secretary in May 1954. The office of the
State Board is maintained on the campus at the University of
Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Each of the 57 elected boards of supervisors of soil conserva-
tion districts in the State has entered into a cooperative agree-
ment of understanding with the Secretary of Agriculture, United
States Department of Agriculture, and State Conservationist,
Soil Conservation Service, U.S.D.A. This memorandum of un-
derstanding enables the Soil Conservation Service to assign soil
and water conservation technicians to each district. These tech-
nicians then work with the individual cooperators of the districts.
They help these cooperators in planning and carrying out soil and
water conservation and improved land-use practices. The agree-
ment also makes available to the cooperators of districts the
services of (S.C.S.) soil scientists and agricultural engineers,
trained and experienced in their fields. At the end of the period
covered by this report, December 31, 1954, there were 174 tech-
nicians working with districts, 132 of whom were assigned speci-
fically to districts.
The Florida Agricultural Extension Service has county agri-
cultural agents stationed within each district and the agents
assist district boards in carrying out educational work in soil
and water conservation programs. In addition, 46 county agents
serve district boards as secretaries and treasurers.
Since the primary objective of the Agricultural Conserva-
tion Program is the protection of the public's interest in the
soil and water resources, there has been a close working rela-
tionship between various County Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Committees in the State and soil conservation dis-
trict boards of supervisors.
The district boards have cooperated with Departments of
Vocational Agriculture and the teachers of these departments
have assisted with the districts' programs and work plans. The
State has 187 Departments of Vocational Agriculture.
Twenty-six (26) memoranda of understanding between dis-
tricts and the Florida Forest Service were in effect at the close
of the period of this report, which enabled district cooperators
to secure needed assistance.
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission also
has given valuable assistance to the district cooperators. A








memorandum of understanding is used for this service, with
many districts taking advantage of this opportunity.
Additional assistance has been obtained'by the use of mem-
oranda of understanding between the districts and the follow-
ing agencies: U. S. Forest Service, U. S. Department of Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Road Department.
Locally, districts have secured helpful assistance from:
County Boards of Commissioners; Supervisors of Farmers Home
Administration, banks, County Bankers Associations, civic clubs,
merchants, machinery dealers, fertilizer manufacturers, sports-
men's associations, superintendents and teachers of schools,
newspapers, radio and TV stations, Chambers of Commerce, farm
organizations, churches, Production Credit Association, Federal
Land Banks, P.T.A.'s and many other local organizations and
leaders.



















Conservation Day Tour.

Educational Program on Soil and Water
The narrative reports from a majority of the organized soil
conservation districts show more interest and activity in soil
and water conservation along educational lines. This has been
accomplished through assistance of representatives from county,
local, state and federal agencies by:
1. Sponsoring and conducting farm tours.
2. Special conservation day programs.
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3. Sponsoring the observance of "Soil Stewardship Sunday".
4. Sponsoring essay and speaking contests in cooperation with the
schools of the district.
5. Encouraging the teaching of soil and water conservation in the
schools.
6. Explaining the district program and work plan to members of 4-FH
Clubs, F.F.A., Boy and Girl Scouts, civic clubs, farm organiza-
tions, Bankers Associations, Chambers of Commerce, merchants,
machinery dealers, fertilizer dealers, etc.
7. Publicizing by means of newspaper, radio and printing of progress
reports.
8. Joint sponsorship of demonstrations.
9. Displaying enlarged pictures of practices in banks and other public
places.
10. Using colored picture slides and movie shorts.



















Better practices on District Cooperator's cropland including cover crops,
crop rotation, strip cropping, contour farming and green manuring are
being used.

Farm Planning and Soil Survey

During the period of this report, it is noted that 4,046 addi-
tional district cooperators were accepted, which is more than
were accepted during either of the previous two Biennial Reports.
This would indicate that interest in long-range conservation
farm planning based on proper land use is gaining the confidence
and belief of farmers within soil conservation districts. An acre-
by-acre conservation survey made on each farm by a soil
scientist classifies each acre as to its capability and conserva-
tion needs. As a result of this work, 1,244,249 acres of land
were surveyed during the past two years, bringing the total
acreage surveyed in the 57 districts since organization to

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10,640,305. (See Table I.) This is approximately 387r of the
total land in all organized districts.


Cropland

A summary of the reports made by the districts reveals
that better care and management of cropland on the farms of
district cooperators is taking place. The acreage reported under
crop rotation, cover cropping, strip cropping and contour farm-
ing increased some 200,000 acres during this period when com-
pared with the same data in the Biennial Reports for the periods
1949-50 and 1951-52. Also, 42,625 acres in green manuring
crops were reported for this period.
In order that district cooperators might obtain new strains
of seeds and planting materials or those in short supply, about
one-third of the districts have secured supplies and arranged
for their propagation. Several districts have purchased small
acreages for this purpose while others have leased land.


District Cooperator and Technician (S.C.S.) planning the use of land
on the farm.

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TABLE I
PROGRESS IN CONSERVATION SURVEYS AND FARM PLANNING FLORIDA DISTRICTS
JANUARY 1, 1953 TO DECEMBER 31, 1954


(Reported by State Office,


U. S. Soil Conservation Service, Gainesville, Florida)


Name of
District


Alachua ....................
Baker
Bay
Blackwater ..............
Bradford ..................
Brevard ................
Charlotte ................
Chipola R. ............

Choctawhatchee R.

Clay
Dixie ...................
Duval
Flagler ..........
Franklin .........
Gadsden ....... .......
Gilchrist ...............
G lades ......................
Gulf

Hamilton ..............-
Hardee ...................
Hendry ...............
Highlands ................
Hillsborough ..........
Holmes Creek ........

Indian R. ..................
Jefferson ..................
Lafayette ................
L ake .......................


Date
Organized
(Charter)


4- 5-44
3-23-53
8-25-52
3-17-42
3-13-50
2- 5-45
4- 6-44
5-24-50


3-21-40

10- 5-49
7-23-47
7-10-53
1- 3-52
1-27-53
6-20-41
8- 7-45
7-17-47
11-13-43

8- 7-46
6-16-44
5-29-44
2- 5-42
8- 5-46
1- 7-38

1-29-45
7-25-40
9-20-48
4-27-44


SoilConservationSurveysI


Location
(County)


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Santa Rosa
Bradford
Brevard
Charlotte
Jackson,
Calhoun &
Liberty
Walton &
W. Holmes
Clay
Dixie
Duval
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Citrus &
Hernando
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough
E. Holmes &
N.W. Jackson
Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake


Acres in
District


570,880
374,400
481,920
655,360
187,520
660,480
497,280


1,378,240

821,000
382,720
440,320
497,280
309,120
348,160
325,120
216,960
477,440

677,120
328,960
403,200
759,680
666,240
665,600

275,000
327,040
382,720
347,520
637,440


'Includes District Cooperators, Basic Conservation Plans, Initial and


This Period
Acres

27,867
260
3,403
18,629
8,532
18,643
24,849


46,532

34,538
23,479
14,975
12,245
22,570
6,700
35,133
18,402
30,235

27,127
10,559
11,710
73,676
0
0

0
16,000
22,784
10,343
25,205
Advanced Stages.


To Date |
Acres

222,222
260
26,665
220,082
23,403
194,204
338,928


318,836

266,539
72,421
30,110
12,245
23,570
6,700
230,577
30,458
189,492

216,063
98,845
285,281
444,304
611,200
655,600

269,440
135,093
253,161
38,243
193,360


Conservation

This Period


No.

176
14
40
125
78
97
35


200

120
57
7
14
51
7
79
22
18

75
68
96
26
33
145

65
89
64
60
84


Acres


56,174
27,725
5,762
22,398
65,347
28,507
13,872


67,590

34,964
50,087
10,908
7,942
52,192
170,363
26,527
4,070
14,122

13,983
49,028
11,402
87,106
33,540
62,715

11,128
32,802
17,527
32,217
32,572


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Farm Plans*

To Date
No. I Acres

587 203,951
14 27,725
116 69,988
504 79,506
103 69,411
492 206,218
125 340,305


795

762
159
55
17
56
7
521
261
105

350
259
619
134
317
376

964
359
407
167
529


220,224

131,199
98,627
22,460
8,683
62,740
170,363
125,025
61,438
100,219

80.315
114,916
243,574
330,262
329,531
142,361

117,434
78,765
221,452
56,114
150,599


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TABLE I-Continued
PROGRESS IN CONSERVATION SURVEYS AND FARM PLANNING FLORIDA DISTRICTS
JANUARY 1, 1953 TO DECEMBER 31, 1954
(Reported by State Office, U. S. Soil Conservation Service, Gainesville, Florida)


Date
Name of Organizedi
District (Charter)


Lee 7-10-47
Levy 9-29-47
Madison .................. 6-26-41
Manatee R............. 5-15-45
Marion ................ 12-13-41
Martin .................. 5- 6-50
Nassau .................... 5- 5-50
Ochlockonee R....... 7-17-40
Okeechobee .............. 1-11-51
Orange .............. 7-23-45
Orange Hill ........... 4-30-40
Osceola ............ 10- 9-50
Pasco 4- 8-46
Peace R. ................. 4-27-44
Perdido R ............ 3-20-40
Pinellas ................... 11-15-43
Polk 2-19-45
Putnam .................. 1-22-45
St. Lucie ............... 9-21-50
Santa Fe ................ 12-14-42
Sarasota .................. 7-14-47
Seminole ............-..- 11-17-47
Sumter .................. 2-16-43
Suwannee R. .......... 3- 4-42
Tupelo 2- 3-45
Union 3-12-48
Volusia ................. 6-19-43.
Wakulla .................. 7- 3-50
Yellow River .......... 6-20-41


State Total ............


Location
(County)


Lee
Levy
Madison
Manatee
Marion
Martin
Nassau
Leon
Okeechobee
Orange
Washington
Osceloa
Pasco
De Soto
Escambia
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Lucie
Columbia
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Gulf
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Okaloosa


Acres in
District


503,040
705,920
449,280
448,640
1,034,880
357,760
416,000
438,400
499,200
586,240
382,080
848,000
480,640
414,720
398,573
168,960
1,191,040
513,920
376,320
503,040
328,960
205,440
359,040
433,280
356,480
153,600
713,600
392,960
513,536


28,268,269


SoilConservationSurveys
I Soil Conservation Surveys I


This Period
Acres

32,328
17,348
3,422
0
25,583
43,976
20,311
38,143
76,162
124,967
5,923
56,575
16,116
10,763
7,438
0
38,630
14,901
50,942
10,971
29,020
14,399
9,475
5,100
320
11,541
15,316
9,426
10,757


Conservation Farm Plans*


To Date i This Period
Acres I No. I Acres


218,901
87,168
178,042
448,640
254,510
120,435
46,676
350,371
121,495
187,340
117,201
86,917
214,313
320,855
144,947
168,960
300,570
154,669
55,414
208,865
328,960
70,790
274.108
189,128
30,140
46,233
290,912
28,036
178,407


1,244,249 110,640,305


4,046


12,723
23,929
25,119
33,592
62,004
47,406
22,109
25,132
165,484
42,541
5,861
317,681
15,226
91,867
4,064
10,216
62,938
15,155
81,366
34,551
41,184
8,081
29,336
12,419
14,290
66,758
43,676
9,483
17,926


2,384,687


S To Date
I No. I Acres


22,117


161,613
81,121
133,690
192,256
172,171
91,856
41,886
129,035
203,717
180,258
76,160
319,311
97,872
553,264
73,711
44,579
253,691
128,894
98,082
164,657
91,900
38,097
133,206
104,987
22,896
90,266
227,593
25,151
96,560


7,891,885


*Includes District Cooperators, Basic Conservation Plans, Initial and Advanced Stages.







TABLE II
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM


District



Alachua .............
Baker ..............
Bay ........ ... ......
Blackwater ........
Bradford ........
Brevard ............
Charlotte ..-.....
Chipola River
Choctawhatchee
River ............
C lay ..................
D ixie .......-. ...
Duval ..............
Flagler .........
Franklin .......
Gadsden .......
Gilchrist ........
Glades ................
Gulf .............-
Hamilton ..........
Hardee ..............
Hendry ..........
Highlands ..........
Hillsborough ....
Holmes Creek ..
Indian River ....
Jefferson .........
Lafayette .........
Lake ....................
Lee
Levy ....................
Madison ............


Conservation
Crop Rotation
(acres)

14,969
20
306
6,889
1,973
525
7,506
28,936

2,104
531
714
0
3,583
0
4,074
2,425
1,099
0
5,328
678
128
185
2,379
6,898
0
5,445
4,872
0
2,863
9,477
8,259


Contour
Farming
(acres)

895
0
54
2,986
0
5
0
1,179

3,034
0
0
0
6,590
0
2,765
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
5
2,773
0
2,439
0
73
0
0
2,426


Cover
Cropping
(acres)

16,623
170
738
4,178
2,318
2,314
5,863
13,436

4,637
835
1,314
0
5,261
3
2,539
3,397
949
22,937
5,328
4,016
405
11,049
3,699
6,298
991
6,293
4,271
5,520
5,005
9,303
5,615


CROPLAND
Green
Manuring
(acres)

11,740
0
0
700
219
914
2,070
287

0
0
0
0
0
0
955
0
0
3,708
0
1,728
0
0
368
3,305
0
0
56
0
3,276
0
1,710


Mulch
Tillage* C
(acres)

1,753
0
489
4,388
680
2,304
5,653
29,846

6,468
492
531
35
3,929
0
3,614
373
720
5,958
1,471
2,252
550
11,054
3,353
1,581
991
6,586
2,459
6,405
1,705
1,188
5,887


1
}
I


* Includes Stubble Mulching.


Strip Windbreak
dropping Planting Field
(acres) (miles)

432 8.8
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
1,987 0
812 0

0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
563 14.5
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
80 0
0 0
220 0
94 1.6
40 0
980 0
2,027 9
9 2.4








TABLE II-Continued
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

CROPLAND


District Conservation
Crop Rotation,
(acres)

Manatee River .. 6,900
Marion ............ 26,604
M artin ..............- 0
Nassau ........... 0
Ochlockonee
River ........... 6,678
Okeechobee ........ 0
Orange .............. 72
Orange Hill ..... 4,681
Osceola ............ 125
r Pasco ......2,141
c Peace River ...... 4
Perdido River .... 1,128
Pinellas .............. 34
Polk ............... 71
Putnam ............. 570
St. Lucie ......... 415
Santa Fe .......... 13,324
Sarasota ............ 342
Seminole ........... 273
Sumter ............ 6,740
Suwannee River 6,688
Tupelo ............. 134
Union ............... 1,9P5
Volusia ............. 467
W akulla ............ 2.292
Yellow River .... 3,253

State Total ........ 207,103

Includes Stubble Mulching.


Contour Cover
Farming Cropping
(acres) (acres)

0 11,247
0 19,477
0 0
0 150

2,163 10,095
0 57
0 2,122
3,050 3,292
0 48
315 4,942
0 635
260 995
4 1,764
24 1,475
0 1,420
0 5,157
0 11,951
0 328
0 951
678 5,317
309 5,349
0 152
80 3,685
0 2,498
0 1,854
1,209 1,268

33,321 251,534


Green
Manuring
(acres)

212
2,532
0
50

25
0
1,698
535
25
0
246
0
738
636
241
0
2,363
180
65
634
460
0
53
896
0
0

42,625


Mulch
Tillage*
(acres)

3,993
11,664
303
100

10,118
35
2,632
3,800
350
3,369
330
1,807
1,026
1,516
874
5,733
9,280
969
943
3,910
919
158
632
2,837
1,856
2,066

183,935


Strip Windbreak
Cropping Planting Field
(acres) (miles)

0 0
40 40
0 0
0 0

267 23.0
0 1.0
1,703 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0.4
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 2.0
0 0
0 1.0
288 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0

9,542 67.7








Woodland


District cooperators are carrying out a better balanced pro-
gram in woodland management by the following practices: fire-
break construction, selective improvement and harvest cutting,
controlled burning and the planting of seedlings. (Table III.)


Woodland management improvement, selective cutting, fire control and
planting of seedlings.








Wildlife
It is noted that 607 fish ponds were improved during this
period, which is more than the total improved during the pre-
vious two biennial periods; in addition, 90,958 acres of wildlife
area improvement, which is more by 30,252 acres than the com-
bined years 1949-52.

Water and Structural Practices
The spotted rainfall which Florida has experienced during
the past two years has caused farmers to consider water control
measures. Generally speaking, most of the area in soil con-
servation districts has received below normal supply of rainfall,
yet certain acreas have had excess amounts. In areas receiving
below normal amounts of rain, the reports from districts reveal
increased activity in pond construction, reservoirs, drilling of
wells and irrigation systems, while in other areas there has
been more interest in the following structural practices: bedding
for drainage, channel improvement, construction of dikes, ditches,
outlets, pumping plants and waterways. (See data Tables V and
VI.)






















Water Control System
Shallow, wide, v-type ditch to remove excess surface water and for
seepage irrigation.
15







TABLE III
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM


District


Alachua ...........
Baker .................
Bay
Blackwater .
Bradford ........
Brevard ..........
Charlotte ......
Chipola River ..
Choctawhatchee
River ...........
C lay .................
Dixie .................
Duval .......... .
Flagler ............
Franklin ....
Gadsden .......
Gilchrist .....
Glades ..
G ulf .............
Hamilton .......
Hardee ...
Hendry .........-..
Highlands ....
Hillsborough .....
Holmes Creek ..
Indian River ....
Jefferson .........
Lafayette
Lake ....... ..
Lee ........ .
Levy ....


GRASSLAND WOODLAND
Critical i Improve-
Area | Land Pasture Controlled Firebreak Harvest I ment Tree
Planting*| Clearing Plantingt Burning Construction Cutting Cutting** Planting
(acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (L. Ft.) (acres) (acres) (acres)
0 2,915 4,762 0 101,400 500 790 225
1 202 337 2,000 131,000 3,744 9,311 289
0 834 1,082 3,500 201,500 20 9,959 2,129
0 7,477 4,890 2,000 60,000 80 9,774 455
0 0 2,915 328 52,800 0 54,815 988
10 6,293 9,876 600 3,960 0 94 5
0 12,254 8,662 10,000 66,740 0 7,385 0
71 26,781 12,172 838 223,500 1,154 16,152 8,006

7 7,398 6,548 230 239,000 936 4,262 3,751
3 3,926 6,485 1,500 600,000 0 5,400 1,109
0 937 521 0 211,300 950 950 0
S 0 76 172 1,710 237,600 0 16 6
0 1,580 3,253 7,120 179,220 0 0 2,920
0 77 283 600 580,800 2,800 38,268 47
41 1,182 7,468 0 0 1,248 343 2,616
S 0 510 1,287 249 0 0 0 49
0 1,161 5,353 0 0 0 0 0
0 7,993 13,440 8,500 67,000 0 0 0
5 572 636 962 52,749 19,521 20,070 253
0 10,955 8,707 0 117,780 0 102 0
0 5,928 6,017 0 0 6,668 11,787 0
0 12,036 10,602 0 0 0 1,142 0
0 12,585 11,928 1,038 69,960 0 1,261 13
37 1,536 4,190 0 623,040 1,260 4,286 558
0 4,832 5,166 0 0 0 0 0
50 1,581 3,565 0 10,500 1,191 2,063 370
0 1,144 2,020 0 79,200 3,868 4,145 1,095
0 1,188 8,756 37 6,800 0 45 8
1 10,835 7,675 20,060 264,000 0 0 2,500
0 190 5,680 795 100,940 1,200 659 913


* Inclndes Kudzu Plantings.
** IncludS, Stand Improvement.
' Ineludcs Range Seeding and Pastur, Seeding.






TABLE III-Continued
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM


GRASSLAND


District


Madison ................
Manatee River ........
Marion
Martin
Nassau
Ochlockonee River
Okeechobee ............
Orange
Orange Hill ............
Osceola ...........
Pasco
S Peace River ............
Perdido River ..........
Pinellas ...................
Polk
Putnam ...............
St. Lucie ................
Santa Fe ...............
Sarasota .................--
Sem inole ...............
Sumter .................
Suwannee River ....
Tupelo
Union
Volusia
Wakulla ............. -
Yellow River .......


State Total .........-...


Critical
Area
Planting*
(acres)


Land
Clearing
(acres)
3,185
7,381
12,851
7,216
4,209
2,888
9,539
4,498
1,047
14,068
2,208
11,934
733
2,789
10,382
4,239
5,408
1,455
12,460
3,132
14,906
313
76
537
12,199
113
1,095


295,839


Pasture
Plantingt
(acres)
3,132
5,062
13,219
5,079
2,772
13,361
7,842
4,505
2,864
9,908
2,452
11,453
1,059
3,205
8,724
4,207
9,522
3,706
9,737
4,564
14,632
2,224
104
1,412
4,725
1,213
1,968.5


317,099.5


Controlled
Burning
(acres)


315
2,000
0
0
200
0
100
766
506
178
0
19,688
644
21
400
0
0
7,500
0
800
0
160
0
2,668
52,788
0
215


151,016


WOODLAND


Firebreak
SConstruction
S(L. Ft.)


464,640
110,880
0
0
15,840
73,420
5,280
158,500
461,360
118,880
0
483,120
0
75,950
0
10,360
0
554,750
34,740
13,200
355,360
52,800
68,540
1,700,160
1,141,008
0
0


10,179,577


* Includes Kudzu Plantings.
** Includes Stand Improvement.
- Includes Range Seeding and Pasture Seeding.


Harvest
Cutting
(acres)
0
0
0
0
0
2,030
40
0
110
0
0
1,055
700
0
0
1,100
0
8,500
0
0
785
240
10
5,265
18,756
0
0


83,731


Improve-
ment
Cutting**
(acres)
4,761
0
128
0
20
8,839
357
75
1,215
0
20
7,129
1,516
1,768
50
0
0
15,762
386
0
4,580
550
730
14,255
1,960
5,790
2,056


275,026


Tree
Planting
(acres)
3,212
0
433
0
110
394
0
1
1,318
50
0
2
450
86
40
732
0
1,786
6
0
150
407
1,663
8,141
961
87
751


49,085


t







TABLE IV
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

WILDLIFE STRUCTURAL


District



Alachua .................
Baker
Bay
Blackwater ...........
Bradford ..............
Brevard .............
Charlotte ............
Chipola River ........
Choctawhatchee
River .................
Clay
Dixie
Duval
Flagler ..................
Franklin ...............
Gadsden ..................
Gilchrist .................
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton ...............
Hardee ...............
H endry ..................
Highlands ................
Hillsborough ..........
Holmes Creek ........
Indian River ...........
Jefferson ..................
Lafayette ............ .
Lake
Lee


Fish Pond Wildlife Bedding Channel
Improve- Area Im- For Improve- Check Dike Con- Ditch Con- Diversion
ment* provement Drainage ment Dams struction struction Construction
(No.) (acres) (acres) (L. Ft.) I (No.) 1 (miles) (miles) (miles)

7 11 0 0 0 0 3.2 0
3 30 0 0 0 0 2.75 0
11 11 0 0 0 0 4.9 0
10 29 0 0 55 0 6.2 5.5
2 5.5 0 0 0 0 5.3 0
3 1,685 142 0 2 14 450.8 3.5
1 53,454 392 1,000 0 13 1,142 49
14 634 0 0 0 0 29.4 .4

124 102 0 0 0 0 18 2.3
6 1,848 0 0 0 .25 31 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 3 38 0 0 0 3.7 0
0 4 0 0 0 0 73.3 0
1 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 0
38 6 0 0 0 0 .6 2.4
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 4 148.4 32
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 1 0 0 0 0 .1 0
4 122 232 0 0 0 192.2 .8
1 0 0 0 4 23 267 18.25
0 4 25 141,360 55 3 138.95 3.5
13 1,737 0 5,280 0 0 260.6 0
3 15 0 0 0 0 9.22 .25
8 0 228 98,330 20 3 180.2 0
24 1,863 0 0 0 0 4 0
0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 1,780 0 0 0 7.5 51 0
1 1,000 0 0 0 25 586.7 91.8


* Includes Fish Ponds.






TABLE IV-Continued
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

WILDLIFE STRUCTURAL
Fish Pond Wildlife Bedding Channel i
District Improve- Area Im- For Improve- Check Dike Con- Ditch Con- Diversion
ment* provement Drainage ment Dams struction struction Construction
(No.) (acres) (acres) (L. Ft.) (No.) (miles) (miles) (miles)

Levy 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Madison .................. 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 5.1
Manatee River ...... 17 265 0 0 0 0 794.25 0
Marion .................. 7 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 0
Martin 1 0 80 0 25 10 187 0
Nassau .................. 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Ochlockonee River.. 53 95 0 0 0 0 4.7 0
Okeechobee .......... 4 19 0 1,000 16 18 144 16.5
Orange ................. 28 989 43 0 0 0 42 0
Orange Hill ............ 14 49 0 0 0 .5 19 9
Osceola........ 0 0 0 38,520 0 10.25 49 2.25
Pasco 17 0 0 0 0 .6 8.1 2
Peace River ............ 1 4,917 1,813 0 0 0 1,160.5 1
Perdido River ........ 3 15 0 0 0 0 10.3 .6
Pinellas ................. 36 737 245 48,120 0 0 58.15 4.5
Polk 2 5 19 0 0 4 151.4 0
Putnam .................. 4 4 210 0 0 0 18.25 0
St. Lucie ................ 7 49 370 0 27 14 202 25
Santa Fe ............... 19 0 0 0 0 1.2 3.1 0
Sarasota ................ 17 67 20 14,160 0 0 353.45 1.5
Seminole .............. 2 254 0 0 12 0 21.25 0
Sumter .................... 6 10 0 0 0 1 24.3 0
Suwannee River .... 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tupelo ................... 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Union 0 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 0
Volusia .................... 6 18,955 0 0 0 0 85.5 0
Wakulla .................. 0 100 0 0 0 0 .1 0
Yellow River ........ 27 70 0 1,600 0 0 4.8 1.2


State Total .......... 1 607 90,958.5 3,857 349,370 216 153.3 2,177.13 278.35
Includes Fish Ponds.








SOIL AND WATER


TABLE V
CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM


STRUCTURAL


District
Drainage
(Acres)


Alachua ............
Baker
Bay
Blackwater ............
Bradford ................
Brevard ..............
Charlotte ..............
Chipola River ........
Choctawhatchee
S River .................
Clay
Dixie
Duval
Flagler .................
Franklin ..........
Gadsden ..............
Gilchrist .............
Glades ..................
Gulf
Hamilton ..............
Hardee ...................
Hendry ................
Highlands ..............
Hillsborough ........
Holmes Creek .......
Indian River .........
Jefferson .............
Lafayette ..............
Lake
Lee


Drainage
Pumping
Plants
(No.)


531
590
332
875
124
21,527
23,732
2,606

1,255
1,350
1,200
554
7,629
225
90
0
6,390
0
20
13,928
10,392
9,149
3,923
714
2,880
82
0
4,701
10,951


0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
0
0
4
0
0
4
25


Drop Inlet
Construc-
tion
(No.)


Drop
Spillway
Construc-


Furrow
Irrigation
(Acres)


Irrigation
Pumping
Plants
(No.)


0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0

0
0
0
2
1,542
0
0
0
260
0
0
200
265
357
0
0
1,252
0
0
50
0


17
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


Irrigation
Reservoirs
(No.)


0
0
0
0
1
0
5
0

0
1
0
1
35
0
0
0
3
0
2
22
5
4
37
0
1
0
8
0
13


Irrigation
Water
Manage-
ment
(Acres)

160
0
95
0
37
294
3,194
80

0
1,600
0
2
1,542
74
337
0
4,867
0
171
1,789
2,020
2,031
2,897
0
2,152
0
91
644
5,840






TABLE V-Continued
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

STRUCTURAL
Drop | Irrigation
District Drainage Drop Inlet Spillway Furrow Irrigation Irrigation Water
Drainage Pumping Construc- Construc- Irrigation Pumping Reservoirs Manage-
(Acres) Plants tion tion I (Acres) Plants (No.) I ment
(No.) I (No.) (No.) (No.) I (Acres)

Levy 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madison ........ ... 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 464
Manatee River .... 8,680 0 0 5 0 13 0 2,838
Marion ................. 691 0 0 0 0 0 0 302
Martin ................. 11,647 0 0 0 1,280 7 0 3,894
Nassau .................. 620 0 0 3 0 1 1 30
Ochlockonee River 65 0 0 0 0 4 8 350
Okeechobee ........... 13,233 6 0 0 50 2 0 1,066
Orange .... ... 8,444 0 0 0 148 2 0 1,863
Orange Hill .......... 2,920 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Osceola ............... 11,892 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasco 2,470 0 0 0 0 1 '0 535
Peace River .......... 17,111 0 2 2 0 0 0 60
Perdido River ........ 1,385 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pinellas ................. 1,825 0 0 0 30 3 0 1,827
Polk 7,020 3 0 0 0 1 0 271
Putnam .................. 1,474 0 0 0 202 0 0 500
St. Lucie ................ 8,924 0 0 0 3,308 3 0 3,269
Santa Fe ...-........-- .. 345 1 6 10 0 1 6 73
Sarasota .............. 7,581 0 0 0 626 12 0 2,571
Seminole ............... 2,842 0 0 0 300 14 0 747
Sumter ................- 5,715 2 0 4 0 12 0 1,102
Suwannee River .. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 27
Tupelo ................ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Union ................... 380 0 1 1 0 1 0 30
Volusia .................. 14,053 0 0 0 119 2 0 119
Wakulla .............. 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow River ........ 189 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


State Total .......... 255,467 60 530 501 10,021 219 33 51,855








TABLE VI
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL
DURING BIENNIUM


CONSERVATION DISTRICTS


Outlet
District Channel
Construction
(L. Ft.)

Alachua .............. 0
Baker ................ 0
Bay ............-.... 0
Blackwater ........ 0
Bradford ............ 0
Brevard ............. 0
Charlotte .......... 0
Chipola River 14,190
Choctawhatchee
River .............. 0
Clay .................... 0
Dixie ................. 0
Duval .................. 0
Flagler ................ 0
Franklin ............ 0
Gadsden .............. 0
Gilchrist ............ 0
Glades ................ 0
Gulf .................... 0
Hamilton ............ 0
Hardee ................ 0
Hendry .............. 0
Highlands .......... 0
Hillsborough .... 0
Holmes Creek .... 0
Indian River .... 0
Jefferson ............ 0
Lafayette .......... 0
Lake .................... 0
Lee 0
Levy .................... 0
*Includes Farm Irrigation Systems.


Pond
Construction
(No.)


Spoilbank
Leveling
(Cu. Yds.)


0
0
0
0
0
146,721
77,400
14,889

0
4,000
0
0
0
0
0
0
102,000
0
0
5,000
0
94,570
2,500
0
19,071
17,500
0
0
30,000


STRUCTURAL
Sprinkler
Irrigation
Systems*
(No.)


0 2


Terracing
(Miles)


0
0
2.2
76
0
0
0
70.1

109.2
0
0
0
0
0
230
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
111
0
101
0
0
0
0


I
Waterway
Development
(Acres)


0
0
0
75
0
0
0
93

43.5
0
0
0
0
0
75
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
29.5
0
52.5
0
0
0
0


Well
Construction
(No.)


4
0
0
2
1
0
14
0

0
2
0
1
14
0
0
0
0
0
2
22
6
1
52
1
8
0
2
1
26
0







TABLE VI-Continued
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

STRUCTURAL


District


Madison .............-
Manatee River
Marion ......
Martin ..............
Nassau ..........
Ochlockonee
River .......
Okeechobee .....
Orange .......- --
Orange Hill .....-
^ Osceola
Pasco ......---......--
Peace River ......
Perdido River ..
Pinellas ..........
Polk ..........----
Putnam ........--
St. Lucie .........
Santa Fe .......
Sarasota ...
Seminole ............
Sumter ......
Suwannee River
Tupelo ..--.....----
Union .........---
Volusia ......--
Wakulla .......----
Yellow River ...


Outlet
Channel
Construction
(L. Ft.)

0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
38,520
0
0
8,960
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


r ~ I I


SprinKler
Irrigation
Systems*
(No.)


Terracing
(Miles)


Waterway
Development


Well
Construction


Pond Spoilbank
Construction Leveling
(No.) (Cu. Yds.)

7 0
28 73,334
0 0
12 663,520
7 0

54 68,362
5 7,920
14 0
14 0
0 0
8 2,170
0 43,310
2 0
99 0
3 0
0 2,500
6 47,125
25 0
39 32,560
0 8,060
0 19,150
1 0
0 0
11 0
8 35,513
0 0
45 0


800 1,517,175


* Includes Farm Irrigation Systems.


17
52
10
18
3

10
11
9
0
0
1
1
0
34
26
4
32
11
41
8
82
3
1
3
0
0
0


963


~to+P TnCIlR 61.670


(Acres) (No.)

20 0
0 9
0 2
0 106
0 2

20 13
0 22
0 0
11 0
0 0
400 1
0 7
25 0
3 9
0 0
0 9
0 17
2 1
12 10
0 14
0 16
0 1
0 0
0 0
0 11
0 0
34 0


902.5 409


f


14.4
0
0
0
0

81
0
0
78
0
.8
0
15.5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
43


935.2









TABLE VII
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION
DISTRICTS
January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1953


Districts


Alachua
Baker*
Bay*
Blackwater
Bradford
Brevard
Charlotte
Chipola River ...............
Choctawhatchee River ..
Clay
Dixie
Flagler
Franklin*
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough ......-........
Holmes Creek ..........
Indian River .........---
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake
Lee
Levy
Madison
Manatee River ............
Marion
Martin
Nassau
Ochlockonee River ........
Okeechobee .......---
Orange
Orange Hill ..................
Osceola
Pasco
Peace River ....................
Perdido River ........ ..
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Lucie
Santa Fe
Sarasota
Seminole


* Newly organized district.
** Allotted by 1953 Legislature.


Receipts
(Including
Balance
Brought
Forward)


Expenditures


$ 20,626.34

2,451.49
835.67
1,297.00
1,209.67
2,604.33
1,566.99
348.50
1,706.33

4,272.94
1,610.72
1,636.46
337.16
2,463.23
1,592.67
3,622.09
7,246.15
849.82
2,761.23
1,670.43
3,227.18
1,386.74
5,191.06
6,083.61
1,872.36
1,185.96
2,042.04
3,979.72
687.65
1,259.15
6,773.29
606.76
515.76
5,289.32
690.60
742.55
2,869.71
1,997.99
1,600.49
5,567.04
1,113.55
135.11
15,613.01
636.51
1,094.83


Balance
Carried
Forward


$ 13,598.00

328.78
278.23
92.76
1,098.11
293.97
612.05
336.88
1,505.78

236.69
947.95
349.20
95.30
1,032.14
1,067.21
1,620.86
2,839.84
176.40
2,658.61
862.12
273.19
556.74
455.93
1,595.56
405.05
1,037.67
1,059.25
303.81
308.74
1,256.03
4,225.73
214.73
280.38
4,982.62
188.95
207.41
1,401.86
266.92
78.56
1,460.05
303.68
25.09
15,557.44
337.83
419.82


$ 7,028.34

2,122.71
557.44
1,204.24
111.56
2,310.36
954.94
11.62
200.55
1,696.50**

4,036.25
662.77
1,287.26
241.86
1,431.09
525.46
2,001.23
4,406.31
673.42
102.62
808.31
2,953.99
830.00
4,735.13
4,488.05
1,467.31
148.29
982.79
3,675.91
378.91
3.12
2,547.56
392.03
235.38
306.70
501.65
535.14
1,467.85
1,731.07
1,521.93
4,106.99
809.87
110.02
55.57
298.68
675.01









TABLE VII-Continued
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION
DISTRICTS
January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1953


Districts


Sumter
Suwanne River ..............
Tupelo
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Yellow River ..............


TOTAL ..................


Receipts
(Including
Balance
Brought
Forward)

2,274.95
1,080.45
1,215.54
832.00
1,144.59
870.89
1,644.68


$141,934.31


Expenditures


89.56
550.34
1,096.40
612.00
408.46
590.23
1,091.14


$ 71,672.05


Balance
Carried
Forward


2,185.39
530.11
119.14
220.00
736.13
280.66
553.54


$ 71,958.76


* Newly organized district.
** Allotted by 1953 Legislature.


FINANCIAL


TABLE VIII
REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION
DISTRICTS
January 1, 1954 to December 31, 1954


Receipts
(Including Balance
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought Forward
SForward)

Alachua $ 23,631.97 $ 17,970.09 $ 5,661.88
Baker 225.75 35.00 190.75
Bay 1,647.83 1,535.68 112.15
Blackwater 2,493.46 906.78 1,586.68
Bradford 1,170.77 441.95 728.82
Brevard 1,204.24 345.29 858.95
Charlotte 211.56 25.00 186.56
Chipola River .. 2,285.36 327.23 1,958.13
Choctawhatchee River 1,592.22 412.75 1,179.47
Clay 34.62 30.00 4.62
Dixie .. 944.90 744.98 199.92
Duval 426.00 300.00 126.00
Flagler 2,193.79 1,954.70 239.09
Franklin 3,084.32 3,070.58 13.74
Gadsden 4,300.01 331.98 3,968.03
Gilchrist 1,382.87 799.43 583.44
Glades 1,915.80 718.06 1,197.74
Gulf 241.86 45.30 196.56
Hamilton 2,042.09 976.01 1,066.08
Hardee .....................----. 1,573.39 921.54 651.85
Hendry 6,077.61 3,218.09 2,859.52
Highlands 4,874.30 4,366.85 507.45
Hillsborough ................ 831.42 297.75 533.67
Holmes Creek .............. 790.62 706.06 84.56
Indian River ................. 1,329.01 378.41 950.60









TABLE VIII-Continued
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION
DISTRICTS
January 1, 1954 to December 31, 1954
Receipts
(Including Forward
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought j Balance
SForward) '

Jefferson 3,189.49 280.94 2,908.55
Lafayette 17,283.15 16,182.00 1,101.15
Lake 5,252.63 238.59 5,014.04
Lee 5,560.10 1,423.46 4,136.64
Levy 1,839.81 539.95 1,299.86
Madison 2,489.47 2,341.18 148.29
Manatee River .............. 982.79 307.61 675.18
Marion 3,752.80 123.97 3,628.83
Martin 413.91 71.80 342.11
Nassau 484.12 359.54 124.58
Ochlockonee River ....... 8,899.51 7,729.69 1,169.82
Okeechobee ................... 696.19 210.26 485.93
Orange 252.13 210.84 41.29
Orange Hill ..--....--........ 3,401.25 3,266.90 134.35
Osceola 935.15 254.68 680.47
Pasco 592.89 276.48 316.41
Peace River ................... 2,558.73 793.97 1,764.76
Perdido River .............. 1,981.07 137.12 1,843.95
Pinellas 1,993.07 346.25 1,646.82
Polk 4,292.52 447.67 3,844.85
Putnam 1,041.37 242.09 799.28
St. Lucie 185.02 99.10 85.92
Santa Fe 5,896.36 5,864.68 31.68
Sarasota 437.98 358.24 79.74
Seminole 1,026.01 565.93 460.08
Sumter 2,244.01 255.28 1,988.73
Suwannee River ........ 719.11 303.00 416.11
Tupelo 1,023.19 724.10 299.09
Union 1,025.15 778.95 246.20
Volusia 3,201.19 821.23 2,379.96
Wakulla 885.14 411.47 473.67
Yellow River ................ 1,279.54 798.78 480.76


TOTAL ..............-..... $152,320.62 $ 87,625.26 $ 64,695.36


TABLE IX
STATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD FINANCIAL STATEMENT
FOR BIENNIUM 1953-55
State Appropriations:
Legislative (Biennial)
Salaries $19,550.00
Expenses 10,150.00
Special Machinery and Equipment 10,179.00
TOTAL $39,879.00

NOTE: Report covers period January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1954.
However, appropriations are for fiscal years July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1955