News

August

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

August 20, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 19, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is seeking public input about the order in which minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District will be determined.

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

August 15, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be treating hydrilla on the Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River Aug. 21, weather permitting.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Sapphire Lake in Hillsborough County »

August 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center, located at 98 1st Avenue NW in Lutz.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Calm in Hillsborough County »

August 8, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, located at 17808 Wayne Road, in Odessa.

District May Activate Tampa Bypass Canal System to Help Prevent River Flooding »

August 2, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) may need to activate the Tampa Bypass Canal system in response to heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area. Boat barriers were put in place where I-75 crosses the Hillsborough River, restricting navigation in that area.

July

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Charles in Hillsborough County  »

July 30, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Church and Echo in Hillsborough County »

July 30, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Monday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, located at 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa.

District Approves Proposed Rolled Back Millage Rate Saving Taxpayers $6.5 Million »

July 23, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a proposed rolled-back millage rate of 0.2801 mill for the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget.

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

July 22, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns July through September at the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, which includes Green Swamp East Tract in Polk, Sumter and Lake counties, the Hampton Tract in Polk County and Green

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

July 22, 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 Pasco County »

July 22, 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 »

July 22, 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 DeSoto County »

July 22, 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 Charlotte County »

July 22, 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.

Governor Reappoints Joel Schleicher to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

July 15, 2019 – Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Joel Schleicher of Sarasota to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Linda in Pasco County »

July 1, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, July 9, at 5:45 p.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, located at 101 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road in Lutz.

June

Governing Board Elects New Officers  »

June 26, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect a new slate of officers for the 2019-2020 term.

Governing Board to Meet at Tampa Bay Water »

June 18, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 25, at 9 a.m. at Tampa Bay Water, located at 2575 Enterprise Road in Clearwater.

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

June 12, 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.

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water »

June 10, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.”

District to Hold Public Workshop on Proposed Minimum Flow Reevaluations for the Chassahowitzka and Homosassa River Systems »

June 3, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, June 11, to share information about the proposed mini

May

District to Treat Hydrilla on Lake Panasoffkee  »

May 28, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

May 14, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

April

Governing Board to Meet in Haines City »

April 16, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Eva Event Center, located at 799 Johns Avenue in Haines City.

District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Information on Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project »

April 8, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public workshop Tuesday, April 16, to share information about the Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project.

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

April 1, 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 Pasco County »

April 1, 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 Sumter County »

April 1, 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.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month »

April 1, 2019 – While the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages water conservation year-round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month.

March

Governing Board Recognizes Springs Community Partner and Proclaims April Springs Protection Awareness Month »

March 26, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board recognized Lace Blue-McLean as this year’s springs community partner, while declaring April Springs Protection Awareness Month.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

March 21, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

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

March 4, 2019 –
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 Savings Time.

February

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

February 19, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

District to Hold Workshop on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Operational Guidelines »

February 18, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will host a public workshop Wednesday, Feb. 27, to share information about changes to the current structure operational guidelines for the North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes in Polk County.

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.