News

December

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

December 3, 2019 – Water supply planning workshop to start at 9 a.m.

November

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Dec. 3-5 »

November 26, 2019 –
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 hun

Six Easy Ways to Save Water and Money During the Holidays »

November 19, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is offering six easy ways to prepare for your holiday meals and parties without running up your water bill.

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 19-21 »

November 12, 2019 – 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 Nov. 19-21.

District’s Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve Closed from Dusk until Dawn for Hog Hunts Nov. 19-22 »

November 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be holding a feral hog management hunt on the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve in Hillsborough County Nov. 19-22. The property will be closed to the public from dusk until dawn

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

District’s Flying Eagle Nature Center Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 12-14 »

November 6, 2019 –
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. 12-14.

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 12-14 »

November 6, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 12-14.

Governor Appoints Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

November 5, 2019 –
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Polk County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Pinellas County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties for Water Resources Education  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Hillsborough County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Highlands County for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

District Awards Grants to Schools in Citrus, Hernando, Levy, Marion and Sumter Counties for Water Resources Education Projects  »

November 5, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) awarded $119,000 in grants to 65 schools within the District as part of the Splash! school grant program.

October

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 5-7 »

October 30, 2019 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be temporarily closed to the public for feral hog hunts Nov. 5-7.

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

October 28, 2019 – 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 28, 2019 – 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 28, 2019 – 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 15, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m.

September

District FY2020 Budget Funds Water Resources Projects »

September 24, 2019 – On Tuesday, the Southewest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board adopted a $202.7 million budget for FY2020, including more than $81 million for the Cooperative Funding Initiative and District grants for water resources projects.

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2019-2020, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 23, 2019 – District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the feral hog population.

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

September 18, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

Governor Appoints Roger Germann and Reappoints Kelly Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

September 18, 2019 – Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Roger Germann and reappointed Kelly Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum Levels for 41 Wetlands in the Northern Tampa Bay Water Use Caution Area »

September 10, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the District’s Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301.

District Deactivates its Emergency Operations Center and Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area »

September 4, 2019 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials deactivated the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 2 p.m. today.

August

District Monitors Hurricane Dorian »

August 30, 2019 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

August 20, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 19, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is seeking public input about the order in which minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for lakes, wetlands, rivers, streams and aquifers in the District will be determined.

District to Treat Hydrilla on Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River in Sumter County »

August 15, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) in cooperation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be treating hydrilla on the Lake Panasoffkee Outlet River Aug. 21, weather permitting.

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

August 12, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center, located at 98 1st Avenue NW in Lutz.

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

August 8, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Austin Davis Public Library, located at 17808 Wayne Road, in Odessa.

District May Activate Tampa Bypass Canal System to Help Prevent River Flooding »

August 2, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) may need to activate the Tampa Bypass Canal system in response to heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area. Boat barriers were put in place where I-75 crosses the Hillsborough River, restricting navigation in that area.

July

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

July 30, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library, located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Church and Echo in Hillsborough County »

July 30, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Monday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, located at 11211 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa.

District Approves Proposed Rolled Back Millage Rate Saving Taxpayers $6.5 Million »

July 23, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a proposed rolled-back millage rate of 0.2801 mill for the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget.

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

July 22, 2019 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns July through September at the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, which includes Green Swamp East Tract in Polk, Sumter and Lake counties, the Hampton Tract in Polk County and Green

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

July 22, 2019 – 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 »

July 22, 2019 – 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 »

July 22, 2019 – 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.