News

November

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

November 7, 2018 – 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 last year.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You ‘Fall Back’ to Standard Time »

November 1, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system contr

October

District’s Chito Branch Reserve Closed for Hog Hunts Nov. 6-8 »

October 31, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Chito Branch Reserve in Hillsborough County will be temporarily closed to

District to Hold Public Workshop to Provide Information on the Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study »

October 31, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public workshop Thursday, Nov. 8, to share information about the Weeki Wachee Natural System Carrying Capacity Study.

District’s Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve Closed for Hog Hunts Oct. 30 through Nov. 1  »

October 23, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Alston Tract at Upper Hillsborough Preserve in Pasco County will be tempo

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

October 18, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m.

District Deactivates Emergency Operations Center »

October 12, 2018 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials will deactivate the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) from a Level 2 to a Level 3 at 6 p.m. today.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Mediation at impasse, litigation continues »

October 11, 2018 – We tried everything we could to find a peaceful resolution, but the Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC) seems intent on fighting a legal battle.

District-Managed Lands to Close in Anticipation of Hurricane Michael  »

October 8, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close the following District-managed lands Monday, Oct. 8, in anticipation of impacts from Hurricane Michael.

District Monitors Hurricane Michael »

October 8, 2018 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials are monitoring Hurricane Michael and have raised the activation level of the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to Level 2.

September

District FY2019 Budget Funds Water Resource Projects »

September 25, 2018 – On Tuesday, the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board adopted a $176.3 million budget for FY2019, including approximately $66 m

District to Hold Series of Hog Hunts in 2018-2019, Permits Will Be Available Online »

September 25, 2018 – 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 to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Pierce Lake in Pasco County »

September 21, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Connerton Elementary School located at 9300 Flourish Dr. in Land O’ Lakes.

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

September 20, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S.

August

District Collaborates with City of Mulberry to Implement Stricter Water Conservation Rules for New Construction »

August 30, 2018 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) successfully collaborated with the Cit

Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Pasco County »

August 27, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Pasco County. Residents living in the Lower Coastal watershed are invited to attend an open house on Monday, Sept.10 at 4 p.m.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

August 21, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m.

District to Hold Public Workshop on Ranking Water Bodies »

August 20, 2018 – 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 w

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

August 15, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center located at 98 1st Ave. NW in Lutz.

District Deactivates Tampa Bypass Canal System, Returns to Normal Operating Conditions »

August 14, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has deactivated the Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area (LHFDA), reopening the S-155 structure allowing normal flow down the river.

District Temporarily Closes Airboat Slides  »

August 11, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has temporarily closed the Brogden Bridge at Turner Camp Road and Wysong-Coogler airboat slides in Citrus County due to safety concerns associated with high water levels.

July

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

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

July 31, 2018 – 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 last year.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Resources should be focused on water supplies, not lawsuits »

July 31, 2018 – The “water wars” in the Tampa Bay region spanned three decades, cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, and taught us valuable lessons about how to address regional water supply issues.

District Activates Tampa Bypass Canal System to Help Prevent River Flooding »

July 30, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has activated 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 river, restricting navigation in that area.

Governing Board to Meet at Tampa Bay Water »

July 17, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m.

Governor Reappoints Adams and Armstrong and Appoints Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board »

July 11, 2018 – Governor Rick Scott reappointed Jeffrey M. Adams and Ed Armstrong and appointed Scott Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board.

District to Hold Public Meeting on Little Manatee River Corridor Restoration Project in Hillsborough County »

July 9, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Allen, Virginia and Harvey in Hillsborough County  »

July 9, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Monday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lutz Community Center, located at 98 1st Ave. NW in Lutz.

June

District Launches New Website »

June 22, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has launched the new WaterMatters.org website featuring a new recreation reservation system. 

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville  »

June 19, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 9 a.m.