News - 2021

October

District to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Flows for Lower Shell Creek in Charlotte County »

October 27, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Wednesday, Nov.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 2-4 »

October 26, 2021 – 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. 2-4.

Governing Board Elects Michelle Williamson as New Secretary for 2021-2022 Term  »

October 19, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect Michelle Williamson as the new secretary for the 2021-2022 term.

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

October 14, 2021 –
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 Citrus County »

October 14, 2021 –
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 »

October 14, 2021 –
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 Hernando County »

October 14, 2021 – 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 »

October 14, 2021 –
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 Manatee County »

October 14, 2021 – 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 Marion County »

October 14, 2021 – 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 »

October 14, 2021 – 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 »

October 14, 2021 – 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.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

October 12, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m.

September

District Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Funds Water Resources Projects »

September 28, 2021 – On Tuesday, the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board  adopted a $198 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022, including approximately $63.5 million for the Cooperative Funding Initiative and District grants for water resources projects.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2021-2022, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 28, 2021 – District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the feral hog population.

District Announces Changes to Camping Rules Effective October 1 »

September 27, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) announced changes to rules governing camping reservations on District lands after the draft rules were submitted to the Florida Legislature during the 2021

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

September 21, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Nichols Pond Watershed in Sumter County »

September 14, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Sumter County.

August

Water Management Districts Participate in Joint Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 26, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District, St.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

August 17, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 16, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is seeking public input to determine the priority of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District.

All District-Managed Campgrounds and Properties to Close at 3 p.m. »

August 13, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region at 3 p.m. in anticipation of impacts from Tropical Depression Fred.

District Monitors Tropical Depression Fred and Activates Emergency Operations Center to Level 1 »

August 13, 2021 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials have raised the activation level of the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 1 as they monitor Tropical Depression Fred.

District Announces Changes to Public Access at Weekiwachee Preserve  »

August 13, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) announced changes for public access at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Weekiwachee Preserve in Hernando County, which adjoins the Weeki Wachee River.

July

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

July 20, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 27, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Hold Virtual Public Meetings on Land Management Plans  »

July 8, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a series of virtual meetings to discuss the District’s Land Management Plans.

District Returns to Normal Operations »

July 7, 2021 – All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be open Thursday, July 8, as the District returns to normal operations after Tropical Storm Elsa.

All District Offices Closed Wednesday, July 7 »

July 6, 2021 – All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be closed Wednesday, July 7, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa.

District Raises Activation Level of Emergency Operations Center »

July 6, 2021 –
Emergency Operations Center at Level 1 Activation

All District Offices Closed Tuesday, July 6 »

July 5, 2021 –
All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be closed Tuesday, July 6, due to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa.

All District-Managed Campgrounds and Properties to Close at 5 p.m. Monday, July 5 »

July 4, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region at 5 p.m.

District Monitors Tropical Storm Elsa »

July 4, 2021 –
Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

June

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

June 24, 2021 – 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 Citrus County »

June 24, 2021 – 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 »

June 24, 2021 – 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 Hernando County »

June 24, 2021 – 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 »

June 24, 2021 – 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 Manatee County »

June 24, 2021 – 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 Marion County »

June 24, 2021 – 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 »

June 24, 2021 – 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.