News - 2021

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.

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

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.

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water »

June 21, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the upcoming summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.”

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

June 15, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 22, at 9 a.m.

May

District Prohibits Campfires on Campgrounds »

May 27, 2021 – Due to extremely dry weather conditions and high wildfire danger, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is prohibiting campfires on all District campgrounds until further notice.

Governing Board Elects Officers for 2021-2022  »

May 25, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect officers for the 2021-2022 term.

District to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Dover/Plant City Water Use Caution Area »

May 20, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27, to share the results of the 2020 Dover/Plant City Water Use Caution Area Assessment and staff recommendations.

Governor Appoints William Hogarth and Johnnie Hall, Reappoints Paul “Jack” Bispham to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board »

May 18, 2021 –
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed William Hogarth and Johnnie Hall to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board. Governor DeSantis reappointed 

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

May 18, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Bowlees Creek Watershed in Manatee County »

May 7, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Manatee County.

District to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Surplus Lands »

May 3, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, to review and solicit public feedback on the recent surplus lands assessment review.

April

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

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

Lower Your Monthly Water Bill for Water Conservation Month  »

April 14, 2021 – We’re halfway through Water Conservation Month, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages residents to do their part to save water in and around their homes.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month  »

April 1, 2021 – 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 Proclaims April Springs Protection Awareness Month »

March 29, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board declared April Springs Protection Awareness Month during its March meeting.

District Announces Success of Northern Tampa Bay Water Use Caution Area Recovery Efforts  »

March 23, 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), in partnership with Tampa Bay Water, announces the successful environmental recovery efforts of the Northern Tampa Bay Water Use Caution Area.

District to Temporarily Close the Inglis Bypass Spillway for Data Collection »

March 16, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) and its contractor will collect channel bottom elevations downstream of the Inglis Bypass Spillway water control structure located in Levy County on the Inglis Bypass Channel

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

March 16, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 23, at 9 a.m.

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

March 8, 2021 – 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 saving time.

District Launches Education Campaign to Help Protect the Weeki Wachee River in Hernando County »

March 1, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), along with other local and state partners, launched the Weeki Wachee River Education Campaign to inform river vi

February

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

February 16, 2021 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m.

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

February 2, 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 »

February 2, 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 »

February 2, 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.