News

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 »

January 23, 2023 – 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 hunts Jan. 31 through Feb. 2.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 24-26 »

January 18, 2023 – 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. 24-26.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 17, 2023 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter »

January 10, 2023 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to “Skip a Week” or more of watering during the cooler months of January and February.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

January 4, 2023 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 10-12 »

January 3, 2023 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 10-12.

December

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 3-5 »

December 27, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 3-5, 2023.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 3-5 »

December 27, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 3-5, 2023.

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures Saturday, Sunday and Monday Morning »

December 22, 2022 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have near to below freezing temperatures Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. 

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

December 6, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. »

December 5, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m.

November

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Chassahowitzka River Watershed »

November 16, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Citrus County.

Six Easy Ways to Save Water and Money During the Holidays »

November 14, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill.

District Raises Activation Level of Emergency Operations Center »

November 10, 2022 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 1 Activation

All District Offices Closed Thursday »

November 9, 2022 – All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 10, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole. District offices are scheduled to be closed Friday for Veteran’s Day.

District Monitors Tropical Storm Nicole »

November 9, 2022 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

All District-Managed Campgrounds and Properties to Close Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. »

November 8, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

November 8, 2022 – Workshop to follow at 10:30 a.m.

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 15-17 »

November 7, 2022 – 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 hunts Nov. 15-17.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 15-17 »

November 7, 2022 – 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 Nov. 15-17.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 8-10 »

November 1, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 8-10.

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 8-10 »

November 1, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 8-10.

October

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Fall Back’ to Standard Time »

October 31, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of daylight saving time.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 1-3 »

October 25, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 1-3.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Citrus, Hernando, Levy, Marion and Sumter Counties for Water Resources Education Projects  »

October 24, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Highlands County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

October 24, 2022 –

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Hillsborough County for Water Resources Education Projects »

October 24, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for Water Resources Education  »

October 24, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Pasco and Pinellas Counties for Water Resources Education Projects  »

October 24, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Polk County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

October 24, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $107,969 in grants to 58 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

October 11, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

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

October 10, 2022 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

October 10, 2022 – Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

October 10, 2022 –
Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.