News

February

District Schedules Maintenance to Keystone Structure in Hillsborough County »

February 14, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has scheduled maintenance work to the Lake Keystone water conservation structure. The District will build a temporary dam around the structure to dewater or “dry out” the work area.

January

District’s Hampton Tract at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 12-14 »

January 30, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hampton Tract in Polk County, will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Feb. 12-14.

MEDIA ALERT: District Invites Media to Experience Prescribed Fires in Recognition of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week »

January 24, 2019 – WHO: Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) land management staff.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Jan. 29-31 »

January 24, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County Jan. 29-31. The property will be closed to the public from dusk until dawn during the hunts.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 22-24 »

January 15, 2019 – 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. 22-24.

Governing Board to Meet in Sarasota  »

January 15, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 15-17 »

January 8, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Flying Eagle Nature Center in Citrus County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 15-17.

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 8-10 »

January 3, 2019 – 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. 8-10.

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

January 3, 2019 – 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. 8-10.

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

January 3, 2019 – 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 »

January 3, 2019 – 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 »

January 3, 2019 – 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 Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter »

January 2, 2019 – 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

December

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. »

December 11, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m.

District Launches Water Incentives Supporting Efficiency (WISE) Program to Reduce Water Use »

December 7, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District has developed a new conservation program

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

December 4, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m.

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

December 3, 2018 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is offering six easy ways to prepare for y

November

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 27-29 »

November 20, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County, will be tempora

District’s Hampton Tract at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 27-29 »

November 20, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Hampton Tract, including closed area tracts at

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 13-15 »

November 8, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilde

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 13-15 »

November 7, 2018 – 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. 13-15.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

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

November 1, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system contr

October

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 6-8 »

October 31, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to

District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Information on the Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study »

October 31, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public workshop Thursday, Nov. 8, to share information about the Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study.

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Oct. 30 through Nov. 1  »

October 23, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be tempo

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

October 18, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m.

District Deactivates Emergency Operations Center »

October 12, 2018 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials will deactivate the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) from a Level 2 to a Level 3 at 6 p.m. today.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Mediation at impasse, litigation continues »

October 11, 2018 – We tried everything we could to find a peaceful resolution, but the Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC) seems intent on fighting a legal battle.

District-Managed Lands to Close in Anticipation of Hurricane Michael  »

October 8, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close the following District-managed lands Monday, Oct. 8, in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Michael.

District Monitors Hurricane Michael »

October 8, 2018 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials are monitoring Hurricane Michael and have raised the activation level of the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 2.