News

July

District Makes Major Land Purchase in Partnership with Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands  »

July 26, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board approved the purchase of a 4,357-acre conservation easement over a portion of the approximately 16,315-acre Carlton Horse Creek Ranch.

District Approves Proposed Rolled-Back Millage Rate Saving Taxpayers $15.5 Million »

July 26, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a proposed rolled-back millage rate of 0.2260 mill for the fiscal year 2023 budget.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

July 19, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 26, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Land Management Plans  »

July 11, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, to discuss updates to several of the District’s land management plans.

June

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

June 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – 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 Sumter County »

June 28, 2022 – 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.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the North Citrus Withlacoochee River Watershed »

June 20, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Citrus County.

Executive Director Receives Florida Association for Water Quality Control 2022 Wade Hopping Leadership Award  »

June 16, 2022 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Executive Director Brian Armstrong has received the Florida Association for Water Quality Control (FAWQC) 2022 Wade Hopping Leadership Award.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

June 14, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water »

June 13, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.”

Governor Reappoints Armstrong and Hogarth to the SWFWMD Governing Board »

June 6, 2022 – Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Ed Armstrong and William Hogarth to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board.

May

Governing Board Elects Officers for 2022-2023 Term  »

May 24, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect officers for the 2022-2023 term.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

May 17, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board  will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 24, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District to Hold Peer Review of Wetland-Based Criteria for Minimum Wetland and Lake Levels  »

May 16, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold an independent, scientific peer review of wetland-based criteria for use in establishing minimum wetland and lake levels beginning this month. A minimum level is the level of groundwater in an aqui

District to Host Career Fairs in Brooksville and Tampa »

May 3, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is hosting career fairs to recruit people seeking a rewarding career protecting the region’s water resources.

April

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

April 19, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

March

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month  »

March 22, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board declared April Water Conservation Month at its March meeting. April is historically one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

March 15, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, March 22, 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 Davenport Watershed in Polk County »

March 9, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Polk County.

District Reminds Visitors to Help Protect the Weeki Wachee River in Hernando County »

March 8, 2022 –
With spring break season approaching, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), along with other local and state partners, wants to remind Weeki Wachee River visitors about the recreat

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

March 7, 2022 – 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 Chassahowitzka River in Citrus County »

March 1, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), along with other local and state partners, launched the Chassahowitzka River Education Campaign to inform river visitors about the recreationa

February

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

February 15, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Feb 22, at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District to Hold Public Meeting to Provide Information on the Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project »

February 14, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public meeting Tuesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m., to share information about the Weeki Wachee Channel Restoration Project.

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members »

February 8, 2022 – The Florida Senate has confirmed the appointments of three Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board members.

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in the Plant City Watershed  »

February 7, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Plant City. Residents living in the Plant City watershed are invited to attend an open house Tuesday, Feb.

January

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures Sunday and Monday Morning »

January 28, 2022 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have below freezing temperatures Sunday and Monday morning.

District’s Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve Hampton Tract Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 1-3 »

January 25, 2022 – 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 Feb. 1-3.

District Reports Seagrass Stable Along Springs Coast »

January 19, 2022 – Some Areas Show Significant Gains

District’s Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Jan. 25-27 »

January 18, 2022 – 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. 25-27.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 18, 2022 – Workshop to follow at 10:30 a.m.