News - 2015

December

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

December 8, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Sarasota Bay »

December 7, 2015 – Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of the 2014 seagrass mapping study showing Sarasota Bay now supports 13,288 acres of seagrass beds; an increase of 701 acres in seagrass covera

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lake Clinch »

December 2, 2015 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at Frostproof City Hall, located at 111 West First Street in Frostproof.

November

RESCHEDULED: District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Crews Lake »

November 20, 2015 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on *Wednesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.* at the Land O' Lakes Community Center located 5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard (U.S. Highway 41) in Land O' Lakes.

SWFWMD Approves Regional Water Supply Plan for Central Florida »

November 17, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/(District) today approved an important water supply plan for Central Florida.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Crews Lake »

November 16, 2015 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Monday, Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Land O' Lakes Community Center located 5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard (U.S. Highway 41) in Land O' Lakes.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 10, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

October

CFWI Steering Committee accepts updated CFWI planning documents, clearing the way for consideration by water management district leadership »

October 30, 2015 – The "Central Florida Water Initiative":http://cfwiwater.com/ (CFWI) Steering Committee today accepted the amended Regional Water Supply Plan (RWSP) and the draft 2035 Water Resources Protection and Water Supply Strategies Plan (Solutions Plan).

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Manatee County »

October 29, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management

Updated CFWI planning documents now available online »

October 26, 2015 – The "Central Florida Water Initiative's":http://cfwiwater.com/ (CFWI) Steering Committee has released two updated draft documents that will set a path forward for meeting water supply needs in central Florida for the next 20 years.

District to Treat Hydrilla on Rainbow River »

October 22, 2015 – 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 November 2-5.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

October 21, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County »

October 14, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Desoto County »

October 14, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lakes Buddy and Pasadena in Pasco County »

October 14, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hugh Embry Library located at 14215 Fourth Street in Dade City.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Highlands County »

October 14, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sarasota County »

October 14, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the "Southwest Florida Water Management

District Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Pinellas County Waters »

October 14, 2015 – Scientists with the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of the 2014 seagrass mapping study showing Pinellas County waters now collectively support 17,334 acres of s

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for the Greater Green Swamp »

October 12, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the next 12 months within the Green Swamp. This includes the following properties: Green Swamp East, Green Swamp West, Hampton and Upper Hillsborough.

District and City of Crystal River to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Reclaimed Water Project connecting the City to Duke Energy »

October 8, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) and City of Crystal River will hold a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the project to transport reclaimed water from the City to the Duke Energy power plant in Citrus County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Hernando County »

October 6, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October through March at two preserves in Hernando County.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lake Hancock in Polk County »

October 1, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the City of Bartow City Commission Chambers located at 450 North Wilson Avenue in Bartow.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2015-2016, Permits Will Be Available Online »

October 1, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

September

District Approves Millage and Budget »

September 29, 2015 – On Tuesday, the "Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ (District) adopted a FY2015-16 millage rate of 0.3488 mill, 4.6 percent lower than the current fiscal year.

District Deactivates Tampa Bypass Canal System Returning to Normal Operating Conditions »

September 29, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) deactivated the "Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area ":https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/pdf/2005_Lower_Hillsborough_FDA_LU-Mgmt_Plan.pdf (LHFDA) today, reopening Structure S-155 and allowing boat

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Marion County »

September 28, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Lakes Starr and Wailes in Polk County »

September 28, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Wales City Hall Commission Chamber located at 201 West Central Avenue in Lake Wales.

Governor Appoints Henslick and Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board »

September 28, 2015 – Governor Rick Scott appointed John Henslick and Kelly Rice to the "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/. Henslick represents Manatee County and Rice represents Citrus, Lake, Levy and Sumter Counties.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Citrus County »

September 28, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October through March on the Potts Preserve in Citrus County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

September 28, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October through March on the Weekiwachee Preserve in Pasco County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

September 28, 2015 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October through March on the Lake Panasoffkee

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Levy County »

September 25, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Levy County. Residents living in the Town of Bronson watershed are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Oct.

District to Hold Public Meeting on Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels »

September 23, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is soliciting stakeholder input on the annual update of the Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa (note: 3:00 p.m. start time) »

September 22, 2015 – 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. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels For Eagle Lake and Lake McLeod in Polk County »

September 21, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Polk County Natural Resources Division, located at 4177 Ben Durrance Road in Bartow.

August

District Public Relations Professionals Win Statewide Awards »

August 19, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) Public Affairs Bureau was recently recognized by both the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) and the Public Relations Society of America's Sunshine District (PRSA) by receiving some of the organiza

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

August 19, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

August 11, 2015 – 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 at Conner Preserve and the Upper Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area in Pasco County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

August 11, 2015 – 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 at the Flatwoods Park portion of the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area in Hillsboroug

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Marion County »

August 10, 2015 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in western Marion County.