News

June

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve »

June 17, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District’s Draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan Now Available for Review and Comment »

June 16, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) draft 2020 Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP) is now available on the District’s website for review and comment by stakeholders and the public.

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

June 16, 2020 –
Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County »

June 15, 2020 –
Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for DeSoto County »

June 15, 2020 –
Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Hernando County »

June 15, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

June 15, 2020 –
Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Manatee County »

June 15, 2020 –
Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Marion County »

June 15, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

June 15, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Sarasota County »

June 15, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water »

June 4, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the upcoming summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.”

District to Conduct Inspection of the Inglis Bypass Spillway in Levy County »

June 2, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will conduct an inspection of the Inglis Bypass Spillway water control structure located in Levy County on the Inglis Bypass Channel.

District to Reopen All Campgrounds June 3 at Reduced Capacity  »

June 2, 2020 – As part of a phased approach, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will reopen all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region Wednesday, June 3.

May

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

May 12, 2020 – Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options.

District to Reopen Weekiwachee Preserve to the Public »

May 6, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will reopen the Weekiwachee Preserve to the public effective Friday, May 8, 2020 for all uses.

April

District Declares Phase I Water Shortage in Central and Southern Regions »

April 28, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for the District’s central

Lower Your Monthly Water Bill for Water Conservation Month While You Shelter at Home »

April 23, 2020 –
We’re halfway through Water Conservation Month, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages citizens to do their part to save water in and around their homes.

District Launches Septic to Sewer Initiative to Fund Local Projects and Improve Springs »

April 22, 2020 –
To celebrate Springs Protection Awareness Month, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is launching a new Septic to Sewer initiative by providing more than $7 million in matching funds for five projects that help reduce the i

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

April 21, 2020 –
Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

Governing Board Proclaims April Springs Protection Awareness Month »

April 6, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board declared April Springs Protection Awareness Month during their March meeting.

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members »

April 3, 2020 – The Florida Senate has confirmed the appointments of five Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board members.

Weekiwachee Preserve Closed Due to Large Gatherings »

April 2, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be closing the WeekiWachee Preserve, located in coastal Hernando County, effective Thursday, April 2 for all uses until further notice.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month While You Shelter at Home »

April 1, 2020 –
While the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages water conservation year-round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month.

March

District Recreation Lands Remain Open, Public Reminded to Practice Social Distancing  »

March 25, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will keep District-managed recreation lands open for individual and small group day use in its 16-county region to provide the public with a place to get o

District to Treat Hydrilla on Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River in Sumter County »

March 24, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Managemet Distrit (District) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be treating hydrilla on the Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River March 31 and April 1, weather permitting.

Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely »

March 19, 2020 – Public participation will be provided through online viewing or conference call options

District to Close All Campgrounds to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

District Offices Closed to Public to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – Consistent with direction provided by Governor DeSantis, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has canceled all nonessential travel and implemented social distancing to help reduce the spread o

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Spring Forward’ for Daylight Saving Time »

March 4, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers t

February

Sarasota Service Office to Temporarily Close and Relocate »

February 24, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Sarasota Service Office (SSO) will relocate to a new facility effective Monday, March 9.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Hernando County »

February 5, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

February 5, 2020 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control, as many Floridians witnessed during the state’s wildfire emergency in 2017.

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 4-6 »

January 29, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hampton Tract, including closed area tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Polk County, will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hun

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 28-30 »

January 22, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 28-30.

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures Tomorrow »

January 21, 2020 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have below freezing temperatures Wednesday morning.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 21, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan.

District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Results of Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study »

January 17, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) and Hernando County will hold a public workshop Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Jan. 14-16 »

January 8, 2020 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilder

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 14-16 »

January 8, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the pub