Starting Tuesday counties bordering the Santa Fe River will be under a Flood Warning until further notice.
People who live along the Suwannee River near Wilcox should also keep a watch.
"If you love the river, you are going to put up with the floods, it's just a fact of life," said Gilchrist County resident Richard Mooney.
And that love must run deep, especially right now as the Santa Fe River prepares to enter flood stage.
Richard Mooney has lived along the river for 2 years with his fiance and says the rising water is something they just have to deal with.
"We just accept it, whatever happens happens, we keep on eye on the hydrologic site on the internet, and keep track of the water whenever we suspect that it's going to be a flood condition," said Mooney.
And that's exactly what is about to happen according to Gilchrist County Emergency Management Director David Peaton.
Peaton said the Santa Fe River is preparing to enter minor flood stage, but what exactly does that mean?
"Minor flooding you may see a little bit of water across the road here, where are moderate flooding you may start to see effects on your property," said Peaton.
Peaton says if you have interest in property along the Santa Fe, this is the time to prepare.
"They really need to start taking precautions to move property up to higher levels, get property somewhere else that stays dry, and make sure that they have a plan in place," said Peaton.
Peaton says even if you have been through floods before, no two are the same.
"No matter how well you can forecast something, no matter how well you can prepare for something, no event is exactly the same as the other one, so it's important to plan, constantly understand that nature can throw curveballs," said Peaton.
But for Mooney, nature also hits home runs.
"This is one of the most beautiful rivers i think in florida when the water is clear, it's just a wonderful place to live," said Mooney.
A wonderful place, that may look a little different in the coming days.
Mike Gismondi TV20 News.
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