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A Drop In Time

16-page booklet

Grades 5-8. Educates students and teachers about the connection between our history and our water resources. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

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A Drop In Time, Teacher’s Guide

16-page booklet

Includes student activity pages and A Drop in Time Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

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Currents

newsletter

High School newsletter

Currents: Extreme Weather & Mapping

Currents: Extreme Weather & Mapping Download PDF 10.8MB

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Currents: Extreme Weather Teacher’s Guide

Currents: Extreme Weather Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 782KB

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Currents: Wetlands

Currents: Wetlands Download PDF 12.9MB

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Currents: Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide

Currents: Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 937KB

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District Permitting

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Water is a public resource that belongs to all of us. However, fresh water is not limitless. District permitting benefits residents, property owners and businesses by reducing the risk of flooding and protecting water quality and water supplies for current and future generations.

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Exploring Our Wonderful Wetlands

24-page booklet

Grades 4-7. Teaches about the different types of wetlands in southwest Florida. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Exploring Our Wonderful Wetlands Download PDF 7.2MB

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Exploring Our Wonderful Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide

32-page booklet and reading prompt cards

Includes student activity pages and a Wetlands Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Exploring Our Wonderful Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 3.6MB

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Fix It For Less

booklet

Fix It For Less Download PDF 1.3MB

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Florida Waters

112-page booklet

Learn about Florida’s water resources, including history of the state and its native inhabitants, how the state’s ecology formed, modern water management, weather cycles, water use and water quality, and current resource restoration efforts.

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Florida-Friendly Fertilizing (A Do-It-Yourself Guide to…)

booklet

This 20-page booklet provides simple steps to correctly apply fertilizer and maintain a healthy lawn while protecting water resources from harmful nutrient runoff.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design

Booklet

The 110-page guide includes information on landscape design, tips on how to solve landscape design problems and an illustrated plant list.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design Download PDF 10.5MB

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Habitats Healthy Land Equals Healthy Water

16-page booklet

Grades 4-12. Teaches about the importance of habitats and land resources in water resources protection. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Habitats  Healthy Land Equals Healthy Water Download PDF 6.5MB

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Habitats Teacher’s Guide

24-page booklet

Includes student activity pages and a Habitats Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Habitats Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 3.2MB

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Hazardous Chemicals!

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What you need to know to protect your family and our water resources.

Hazardous Chemicals! Download PDF 10.1MB

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How to Read Your Water Meter

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Provides information on when and how to submit your water well meter readings.

How to Read Your Water Meter Download PDF 376KB

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How Water Is Managed for You

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Explains the various state and local agencies involved in water resources protection and management.

How Water Is Managed for You Download PDF 7.3MB

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Little Ripples

24-page activity booklet

Grades Pre-K through kindergarten. Fun water facts activity book.

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Living In Florida’s Watersheds

4-page brochure

Living In Florida’s Watersheds Download PDF 3.6MB

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Micro-Irrigation, A Guide to the Basics

brochure

Learn about the basics of micro-irrigation to improve your landscape while saving water.

Micro-Irrigation, A Guide to the Basics Download PDF 756KB

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My Water Activity Book

12-page booklet

Grades Pre-K through 2. Activities designed to help children learn about water resources. Teacher/parent directions included. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

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Public Lands of SWFWMD

4-page brochure

To effectively fulfill its mission of meeting the water needs of current and future
users, the District acquires, protects and manages lands that provide significant
water-related benefits to the region.

Public Lands of SWFWMD Download PDF 6.5MB

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Rain Barrels Guide

28-page booklet

This booklet explains harvesting rainwater by using a small rain barrel. Harvesting rainwater allows you to supplement other irrigation sources at a minimal cost.

Rain Barrels Guide Download PDF 2.7MB

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Recreation Guide

152-page booklet

Maps of District-owned lands and the recreational uses allowed on these properties.

Limited quantities available.

You can also view these lands online, or

Recreation Guide Download PDF 21.4MB

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Saving Water Indoors

6-page brochure

Tips on how to save water indoors.

Saving Water Indoors Download PDF 458KB

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Saving Water Indoors (Spanish; Ahorrando agua dentro de su hogar)

6-page brochure

Tips on how to save water indoors.

Saving Water Indoors (Spanish; Ahorrando agua dentro de su hogar) Download PDF 274KB

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Saving Water Outdoors

6-page brochure

Tips on how to save water outdoors.

Saving Water Outdoors Download PDF 645KB

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Saving Water Outdoors (Spanish; Cómo ahorrar agua en el exterior de su casa)

6-page brochure

Tips on how to save water outdoors.

Saving Water Outdoors (Spanish; Cómo ahorrar agua en el exterior de su casa) Download PDF 299KB

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Small Acreage Farm and Ranch Best Management Practices

12-page booklet

As a ranchette or farmette owner, you play a significant role in protecting Florida’s water resources. Some common land-use practices can potentially degrade these resources.

Small Acreage Farm and Ranch Best Management Practices Download PDF 7MB

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Solving Florida’s Water Puzzle

16-page booklet

Grades 4-7. Focuses on water conservation, our current water conditions and alternative sources. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Solving Florida’s Water Puzzle Download PDF 7.4MB

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Solving Florida’s Water Puzzle, Teacher’s Guide

16-page booklet

Includes student activity pages and a Water Mystery Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

Solving Florida’s Water Puzzle, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 3.2MB

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Sonia Solves the Food Chain Mystery

booklet

Grades 3-5. Follow Sonia as she unravels the food chain mystery. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

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Springs Brochure: Restoring Our Springs!

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With more than 1,000 springs in the state, Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the world. These springs collectively discharge more than eight billion gallons of water daily and form the headwaters of several major rivers in our area.

Springs Brochure: Restoring Our Springs! Download PDF 3.2MB

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Sprinkles

8-page newsletter

Grades K-2. Colorful newsletters provide an interesting way for students to increase their awareness and respect for water resources and our environment. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Sprinkles 1 – Water Topics

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Sprinkles 1 – Water Topics (Spanish; Temas del agua)

Sprinkles 1 – Water Topics (Spanish; Temas del agua) Download PDF 2.2MB

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Sprinkles 1 – Water Topics, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 1 – Water Topics, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 2MB

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Sprinkles 2 – Water Cycle

Sprinkles 2 – Water Cycle Download PDF 3.1MB

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Sprinkles 2 – Water Cycle, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 2 – Water Cycle, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 3.4MB

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Sprinkles 3 – Weather

Sprinkles 3 – Weather Download PDF 2.1MB

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Sprinkles 3 – Weather, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 3 – Weather, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.1MB

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Sprinkles 4 – Water Conservation

Sprinkles 4 – Water Conservation Download PDF 4.7MB

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Sprinkles 4 – Water Conservation, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 4 – Water Conservation, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.7MB

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Sprinkles 5 – Habitats

Sprinkles 5 – Habitats Download PDF 3.8MB

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Sprinkles 5 – Habitats, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 5 – Habitats, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.2MB

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Sprinkles 6 – Farming

Sprinkles 6 – Farming Download PDF 1.1MB

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Sprinkles 6 – Farming, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 6 – Farming, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1003KB

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Sprinkles 7 – Water Sources

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Sprinkles 7 – Water Sources, Teacher’s Guide

Sprinkles 7 – Water Sources, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 934KB

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Stormwater Systems in Your Neighborhood

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If properly maintained, stormwater ponds help prevent flooding and filter out pollutants before they reach streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, ground water, estuaries and, ultimately, the gulf.

Stormwater Systems in Your Neighborhood Download PDF 2.2MB

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Strategic Plan

36-page booklet

The Strategic Plan communicates the District’s forward perspective to address our fast-growing region’s water resource priorities. The Plan is updated annually in order to assess the success of efforts, and to efficiently modify strategies and priorities as necessary to fulfill the District’s mission to provide a sustainable water supply, while restoring and protecting the environment.

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Surface Water Improvement and Management Program (SWIM)

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Surface Water Improvement and Management Program (SWIM) Download PDF 1.1MB

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Water Smart Connections

18-page booklet

Grades 4-12. Focuses on water quality. Information and activities allow students to understand the connections between their actions and the environment. Includes information about watersheds, wetlands and pollution.

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Water Supply: Developing Sustainable Water Supplies…

4-page brochure

An overview of alternative water supply sources like reclaimed water, rehydration, aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) and desalination.

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WaterDrops

8-page newsletter

Grades 3-5. Issues contain fiction, nonfiction, a question-and-answer column, fun activities and suggestions for browsing the Web. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards. Teacher’s guides available for all issues and include WaterDrops Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

WaterDrops: Estuaries

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WaterDrops: Estuaries, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Estuaries, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 2.5MB

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WaterDrops: Ground Water

WaterDrops: Ground Water Download PDF 1.2MB

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WaterDrops: Ground Water (Spanish; Agua subterránea)

WaterDrops: Ground Water (Spanish; Agua subterránea) Download PDF 2.4MB

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WaterDrops: Ground Water, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Ground Water, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 684KB

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WaterDrops: Growth and Development

WaterDrops: Growth and Development Download PDF 1.7MB

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WaterDrops: Growth and Development, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Growth and Development, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.2MB

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WaterDrops: Nature Issue

WaterDrops: Nature Issue Download PDF 2.8MB

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WaterDrops: Nature Issue, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Nature Issue, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.2MB

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WaterDrops: Ponds

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WaterDrops: Ponds, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Ponds, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.6MB

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WaterDrops: Water Conservation

WaterDrops: Water Conservation Download PDF 3.4MB

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WaterDrops: Water Conservation, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Water Conservation, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1MB

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WaterDrops: Water Cycle

WaterDrops: Water Cycle Download PDF 1.6MB

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WaterDrops: Water Cycle, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Water Cycle, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.2MB

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WaterDrops: Watersheds

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WaterDrops: Watersheds, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Watersheds, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 573KB

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WaterDrops: Weather

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WaterDrops: Weather, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Weather, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 630KB

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WaterDrops: Wetlands

WaterDrops: Wetlands Download PDF 11.5MB

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WaterDrops: Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide

WaterDrops: Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 1.4MB

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Watershed Excursion

16-page booklet

Grades 4-7. Increases awareness and respect for southwest Florida’s watersheds. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Watershed Excursion Download PDF 8.1MB

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Watershed Excursion, Teacher’s Guide

16-page booklet

Includes student activity pages and a Watershed Excursion Challenge, which contains items similar to those students could expect to find on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

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WaterWeb

8-page newsletter

Grades 6-12. Issues contain a classroom activity and articles on a variety of water resources issues. Subject areas include economics, science, math and reading. Correlated to Florida’s Sunshine State Standards. Teacher’s guides available for all issues.

WaterWeb: Conservation & Water Supply

WaterWeb: Conservation & Water Supply Download PDF 648KB

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WaterWeb: Conservation & Water Supply, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Conservation & Water Supply, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 858KB

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WaterWeb: Estuaries

WaterWeb: Estuaries Download PDF 1.3MB

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WaterWeb: Estuaries, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Estuaries, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 325KB

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WaterWeb: Extreme Weather and Mapping

WaterWeb: Extreme Weather and Mapping Download PDF 6.5MB

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WaterWeb: Extreme Weather and Mapping, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Extreme Weather and Mapping, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 700KB

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WaterWeb: Florida’s Agriculture

newsletter

WaterWeb: Florida’s Agriculture Download PDF 3.5MB

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WaterWeb: Florida’s Wetlands

WaterWeb: Florida’s Wetlands Download PDF 4.6MB

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WaterWeb: Florida’s Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Florida’s Wetlands, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 668KB

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WaterWeb: Groundwater

WaterWeb: Groundwater Download PDF 1.8MB

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WaterWeb: Groundwater, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Groundwater, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 675KB

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WaterWeb: Ponds

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WaterWeb: Ponds, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Ponds, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 664KB

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WaterWeb: Sustainability

WaterWeb: Sustainability Download PDF 1.9MB

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WaterWeb: Sustainability, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Sustainability, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 208KB

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WaterWeb: Weather

WaterWeb: Weather Download PDF 639KB

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WaterWeb: Weather, Teacher’s Guide

WaterWeb: Weather, Teacher’s Guide Download PDF 834KB

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West-Central Florida’s Aquifers

8-page booklet

Florida’s Great Unseen Water Resources

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Who We Are and What We Do (Small)

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Information about the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Who We Are and What We Do (Small) Download PDF 1.4MB

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