News

2024

May

Governing Board Elects Officers for 2024-2025 Term  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect officers for the 2024-2025 term. 

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville. 

April

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 23 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 Hillsborough County »

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control. That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns April through June on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

District to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Levels for Lake Tulane and Lake Verona in Highlands County »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. to collect public comment on the proposed minimum levels for Lake Tulane and Lake Verona in Highlands County.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board declared April Water Conservation Month at its March meeting.

March

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

***The District’s Surplus Lands Committee has been canceled. 

District Launches Water 101 Campaign  »

With more than 1,000 people moving to Florida every day, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has developed the Water 101 campaign, a program to educate new and existing residents as well as communities about how they can help protect local water resources and save wat

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

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

February

District Extends Watering Restrictions for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties »

Modified Phase I Water Shortage Order remains in effect Districtwide

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 »

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. 30 – Feb. 1.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 23-25 »

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. 23-25.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23 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 in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve »

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 »

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control. That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns January through March on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.

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

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 »

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and diseaseThe 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.

2023

December

District’s Edward W. Chance Reserve - Gilley Creek Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 9–11 »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Gilley Creek Tract in Manatee County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 9–11.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 9-11 »

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. 9-11.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 2-4 »

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. 2-4, 2024.

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 2-4 »

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. 2-4, 2024. 

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North. 

November

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. The District holds a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the feral hog population.

District Declares Modified Phase I Water Shortage »

Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will be limited to once-per-week lawn watering beginning Dec. 1

District Reopens Airboat Slide in Citrus County  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has reopened the Brogden Bridge airboat slide at Turner Camp Road in Citrus County after completing required maintenance associated with the wooden deck. The slide is located between the Hernando and Inverness pools of

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

Workshop to follow at 10:30 a.m.

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 14-16 »

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. 14-16.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 14-16 »

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. 14-16.

October

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 7-9 »

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. 7-9.

District’s Alston Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 7-9 »

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. 7-9.

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

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 Oct. 31-Nov. 2 »

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 Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.

District to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Flows for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m.The purpose of the virtual workshop is to allow for public comment on recommended minimum flows for Horse Creek and Charlie Creek.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

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

District Temporarily Closes Airboat Slide in Citrus County  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has temporarily closed the Brogden Bridge airboat slide at Turner Camp Road in Citrus County due to required maintenance associated with the wooden deck. The slide is located between the Hernando and Inverness pools of

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $108,304 in grants to 51 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program. The program provides up to $3,000 per school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources in grades K-12.

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

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $108,304 in grants to 51 educators within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program. The program provides up to $3,000 per school to enhance student knowledge of freshwater resources in grades K-12.