News - 2016

December

District to Update Water Control Structure in Citrus County »

December 15, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is planning to perform maintenance on the S-353 water control structure located in northern Citrus County on the Tsala Apopka outfall canal, between the northern extent of the Hernando pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain-of-Lakes and the Withlaco

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

December 6, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

November

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Jackson and Little Jackson in Highlands County »

November 22, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Letta and Lotela in Highlands County »

November 9, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, located at 355 W. Center Ave. in Sebring.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 8, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Highlands County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Jack Creek Preserve in Highlands County. The property is located six miles northwest of Lake Placid, west of US Highway 27.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Desoto County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Deep Creek Preserve in Desoto County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve in Charlotte County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sarasota County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and neighboring Schewe Tract.

October

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Citrus County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of March on the Potts Preserve in Citrus County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Polk County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Hernando County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of March at two preserves in Hernando County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Marion County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of March on the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville at 11:00 a.m. »

October 18, 2016 – _Water Reuse Workshop to start at 9:00 a.m._

District's Sarasota Office Closed Tomorrow »

October 6, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Sarasota Office will be closed tomorrow, Friday, October 7th in conjunction with Governor Rick Scott's order to close state offices in the area due to Hurricane Matthew.

District Brooksville and Tampa Offices Closed Tomorrow »

October 6, 2016 – _All District managed lands closed_

District Taking Preventative Action for Hurricane Matthew »

October 6, 2016 – In anticipation of the impacts of Hurricane Matthew, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is currently lowering several lake levels to provide for additional storage in the event the District's region receives heavy rains.

District Monitors Hurricane Matthew »

October 5, 2016 – h2. Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 Activation

September

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Crooked Lake in Polk County »

September 29, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Frostproof City Hall located at 111 West First Street in Frostproof.

District Approves Millage and Budget »

September 27, 2016 – On Tuesday, the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District adopted a FY2016-17 millage rate of 0.3317 mill, 4.9 percent lower than the current fiscal year.

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

September 20, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.A public hearing on the final FY2017 budget is scheduled for 5:01 p.m.

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

September 13, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is soliciting stakeholder input on the annual update of the Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels. A public meeting will be held at the District's Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

District Reopens Hillsborough River to Boat Traffic »

September 9, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has reopened the Hillsborough River to boat traffic, east of the I-75 overpass. The river was closed on Monday, due to rising waters associated with Hurricane Hermine.

District Delayed Activation of Tampa Bypass Canal System »

September 6, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) anticipated activating the Tampa Bypass Canal system Monday night in response to heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area from Hurricane Hermine, however, the Hillsborough River has not reached an elevation of 25 feet above sea level, which trigger

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

September 6, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on

District To Activate Tampa Bypass Canal System Tonight to Help Prevent Flooding from Hurricane Hermine »

September 5, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will activate the Tampa Bypass Canal system tonight in response to heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area from Hurricane Hermine.

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

September 1, 2016 – Due to the deteriorating weather conditions of Tropical Storm Hermine, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is cancelling tonight's public meeting soliciting stakeholder input on the annual update of the Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Leve

All District Offices Closed Friday, Sept. 2 »

September 1, 2016 – All District offices will be closed on Friday, Sept. 2 in conjunction with Governor Rick Scott's order to close state offices as far south as Manatee County in response to Hurricane Hermine.

District Monitors Tropical Strom Hermine »

September 1, 2016 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 Activation - All District Offices Closed Thursday Afternoon

Brooksville and Tampa Offices on Two-Hour Delay Friday »

September 1, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Brooksville and Tampa offices will be on a two-hour delay opening due to Hurricane Hermine. The Bartow and Sarasota offices will open at their regular times.

August

RESCHEDULED: Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Sumter County »

August 31, 2016 – Due to the deteriorating weather conditions of Tropical Storm Hermine, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is cancelling tomorrow's public meeting regarding flood prone areas in Sumter County.

Governing Board Votes to Fund Conservation Easement in Manatee County »

August 30, 2016 – Today, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board approved the purchase of a perpetual conservation easement of more than 1,088 acres of Triangle Ranch in Manatee County, in the upper Myakka River watershed.

Governor Appoints Taylor, Williamson and Reappoints Beswick to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board »

August 29, 2016 – Governor Rick Scott appointed Mark Taylor, Michelle Williamson and re-appointed Bryan Beswick to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.

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

August 25, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is soliciting stakeholder input on the annual update of the Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels. A public meeting will be held at the District's Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

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

August 18, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Sumter County. Residents living in the Bushnell watershed are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, September 1, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Eva in Haines City »

August 16, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, August 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Eva Community Center located at 555 Ledwith Ave. in Haines City.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Hillsborough County »

August 16, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of September on the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area (LHFDA) in Hillsborough County. The LHFDA property is located in the area of U.S.