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Governing Board Elects New Officers

May 24, 2022

The District’s Governing Board voted Tuesday for the latest slate of officers for the 2022-2023 term.

Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks and ensure the public’s water needs are met.

The new officers are:

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Governing Board to Meet in Tampa

May 17, 2022

The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board  will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 24, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding fully vaccinated people, wearing masks and social distancing will be optional at the meeting.

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District to Hold Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels

May 16, 2022

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold an independent, scientific peer review of wetland-based criteria for use in establishing minimum wetland and lake levels beginning this month. A minimum level is the level of groundwater in an aquifer or the level of surface water at which further withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area.

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