News - 2024

2024

June

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 25 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville. 

Campfires Banned on District Conservation Lands Due to Dry Conditions »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is prohibiting campfires and other sources of open flames on District conservation lands in conjunction with numerous county burn bans and dry conditions.

May

Governing Board Elects Officers for 2024-2025 Term  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect officers for the 2024-2025 term. 

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville. 

April

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 23 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North. 

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control. That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns April through June on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

District to Hold Virtual Workshop on Minimum Levels for Lake Tulane and Lake Verona in Highlands County »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a virtual workshop Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. to collect public comment on the proposed minimum levels for Lake Tulane and Lake Verona in Highlands County.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month  »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board declared April Water Conservation Month at its March meeting.

March

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

***The District’s Surplus Lands Committee has been canceled. 

District Launches Water 101 Campaign  »

With more than 1,000 people moving to Florida every day, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has developed the Water 101 campaign, a program to educate new and existing residents as well as communities about how they can help protect local water resources and save wat

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

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.

February

District Extends Watering Restrictions for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties »

Modified Phase I Water Shortage Order remains in effect Districtwide

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

January

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Hampton Tract, including closed area tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Polk County, will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 30 – Feb. 1.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 23-25 »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District)Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Jan. 23-25.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North. 

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control. That’s why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns January through March on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

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

Setting prescribed fires in controlled settings can reduce the risk of wildfires burning out of control.

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip a Week" of Irrigation this Winter »

Overwatering in winter can encourage pests and diseaseThe Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents who irrigate their lawns to “Skip a Week” or more of watering during the cooler months of January and February.