News - 2013

December

District Declares Phase II Water Shortage in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas »

December 17, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ voted today to declare a Phase II Water Shortage and implement one-day-per-week watering restrictions in the Tampa Bay area, due to reduced river levels and increasing water suppl

Governor Appoints Moran to Governing Board »

December 6, 2013 – Governor Rick Scott appointed Michael A. Moran to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's "Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/. Moran fills a vacant seat representing Charlotte and Sarasota Counties.

November

Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review; Public Workshop Dec. 12 »

November 26, 2013 – ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26, 2013 – The draft Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Regional Water Supply Plan is available for public review and comment at CFWIwater.com. Comments can be provided online or by mail and email. Details are available on the web page. The comment period will close on Jan.

Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Sumter County »

November 25, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Sumter County's Big Prairie watershed.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 12, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 9 a.m. at the District's Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 US 301 N., Tampa.

MEDIA ALERT: District Dedicates Chassahowitzka Springs Restoration »

November 8, 2013 – *WHO:* Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Department of Environmental Protection State Representative Jimmie T. Smith, District 43 Chairman Carlos Beruff, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Highlands County »

November 5, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Highlands County's Carter Creek watershed.

October

Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Hernando and Pasco Counties »

October 23, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Hernando and Pasco Counties' Squirrel Prairie and Pithlachascotee River Headwaters watersheds.

Regional Water Supply Plan Technical Methods Workshop November 7 »

October 23, 2013 – ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 – A public workshop will be held to discuss the technical data and modeling tools being used in the development of the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Regional Water Supply Plan.

Governing Board to Meet in The Villages »

October 23, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 29 at The Villages Savannah Center, located at 1545 N. Buena Vista Boulevard.

District to Hold Public Information Meeting About Lake Panasoffkee »

October 10, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA's National Weather Service will host a public information meeting about Lake Panasoffkee on Thursday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

District to Treat Hydrilla on Rainbow River »

October 3, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be treating the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla on the Rainbow River in Marion County during the period of October 7-10.

September

District to Hold Series of Public Meetings for 2013 Recreation Evaluation »

September 30, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will hold a series of public meetings for the 2013 Recreation Evaluation process.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2013-2014, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 27, 2013 – "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land during the 2013-2014 feral hog dog hunt season to help reduce the wild hog population.

District Approves Millage and Budget »

September 24, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ Tuesday adopted its fiscal year 2013-14 (FY2013-14) millage rate and budget.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

September 23, 2013 – 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.

Regional Water Supply Plan Public Workshop September 26 »

September 18, 2013 – ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 18, 2013 – The St.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

September 17, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at the District's Tampa Service Office, 7601 US 301 N., Tampa.

Governing Board Selects Beltran as New Executive Director »

September 12, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/has appointed Robert Beltran to serve as the District's executive director.

August

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

August 20, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 27, at 9:00 a.m. at the District headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Interactive Webinar About Regional Water Supply Planning in Central Florida Scheduled for Aug. 29 »

August 19, 2013 – The Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) regional water supply plan team will present a free, interactive webinar about the development of a regional water supply plan for the central Florida area at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 29.

Public Invited to Help Develop Floodplain Information for Portions of Citrus County »

August 8, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Citrus County's Homosassa River North, Homosassa River South and Homosassa South Fork watersheds.

July

Water Shortage Orders Expire »

July 30, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ voted today to let all water shortage orders expire on July 31.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

July 23, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 30, at 9:00 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

District Launches Instagram Contest on Social Media to Raise Springs Awareness »

July 18, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) has launched a contest on the social media site Instagram to raise awareness of springs throughout the District.

District Partners with Local Rotary Clubs to Remove Algae from Weeki Wachee Springs »

July 16, 2013 – _Media photo/video opportunity on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00-9:30 a.m._

Governor Appoints Dunbar to Governing Board »

July 10, 2013 – Governor Rick Scott appointed David Dunbar to the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/. Dunbar replaces Jennifer Closshey whose term ended on March 1st of this year.

District Schedules Controlled Prescribed Burns for Hernando County Area »

July 3, 2013 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of July, August and September on lands acquired by the District known as the Annuteliga Hammock in Northwest Hernando Count

District Schedules Controlled Prescribed Burns for Citrus County Area »

July 3, 2013 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of July, August and September on lands acquired by the District known as the Chassahowitzka River and Coastal Swamps proper

District Schedules Controlled Prescribed Burns for Weeki Wachee Area »

July 3, 2013 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of July, August and September on lands acquired by the District known as the Weeki Wachee property.

June

District Schedules Controlled Prescribed Burns for Sarasota County Area »

June 28, 2013 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of June, July and August on the Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and neighboring Schewe Tract.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

June 18, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 Highway 301 North.

District Schedules Controlled Prescribed Burn for Weeki Wachee Area »

June 7, 2013 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ will be conducting prescribed burns during the month of June on lands acquired by the District known as the Weeki Wachee property.

May

District's Recreation Ad Hoc Committee Meets Thursday »

May 28, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will hold a Recreation Ad Hoc Committee meeting Thursday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301.

District's Springs Experts to Begin Improvements at Chassahowitzka Springs »

May 22, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) team of springs experts will begin the Chassahowitzka Springs sediment removal project the week of May 27, 2013.

Governing Board Elects Officers »

May 21, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ voted today to elect new officers to the board.

District Recognizes Water Reuse Week »

May 20, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) will observe May 19-25 as Water Reuse Week.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

May 14, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m. at the District headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville. Please note, the 9:30 a.m.

District to Hold Lakes Rogers and Raleigh Guidance Levels Workshop »

May 13, 2013 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to comment on proposed minimum guidance levels for Lakes Rogers and Raleigh in Hillsborough County at a public workshop on Wednesday, May 29.

April

Governing Board Emphasizes Importance of Springs Protection »

April 30, 2013 – Following the Florida Legislature's lead, the "Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ proclaimed April 2013 Springs Protection Awareness Month at their monthly board meeting.