News

June

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water »

June 8, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the recent rains and upcoming summer wet season, and “watch the we

May

District Monitors Tropical System in Gulf of Mexico  »

May 25, 2018 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials are monitoring the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, and the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains at its lowest activation, Le

Governing Board Elects New Officers »

May 22, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board voted Tuesday to elect a new slate of officers for the 2018-2019 term.

Governing Board Recognizes Springs Community Partner »

May 22, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board recognized Earnie Olsen of Citrus County as one of this year’s springs community partners at its May Governing Board meeting.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

May 15, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

District Schedules Restoration Work on a Portion of the Orange State Canal in Citrus County »

May 12, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has scheduled restoration work on the Orange State Canal located in Citrus County. The work is scheduled to take place from May 16 to June 15.

District Schedules Restoration Work on a Portion of the Orange State Canal in Citrus County »

May 11, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has scheduled restoration work on the Orange State Canal located in Citrus County. The work is scheduled to take place from May 16 to June 15.

District Recognizes Water Reuse Week »

May 7, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) recognizes May 13-19 as Water Reuse Week to focus the public on the benefits of expanding this important water resource.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

May 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Reopens Majority of Managed Lands »

May 6, 2018 – To see how staff are cleaning up District managed properties click here. Feel free to use this video on your website or newscasts.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa (note: 3:00 p.m. start time) »

May 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Aurora in Polk County »

May 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Aurora Christian Camp and Retreat Center located at 237 Golden Bough Road east of Lake Wales.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

May 6, 2018 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Deactivates Tampa Bypass Canal System Returning to Normal Operating Conditions »

May 6, 2018 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/ (District) deactivated the "Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area":https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/pdf/2005_Lower_Hillsborough_FDA_LU-Mgmt_Plan.pdf (LHFDA) today, reopening Structure S-155 and allowing boat

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

May 6, 2018 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of October through March on the Lake Panasoffkee

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

May 6, 2018 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/ will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Governing Board approves resolution to merge the District's eight Basin Boards »

May 6, 2018 – h2. District's Cooperative Funding Initiative to Continue

Spend a Summer 'Staycation' With Water Conservation in Mind »

May 6, 2018 – May 7-15 is National Travel and Tourism Week

Media Alert: Sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi Win Every Drop Counts! Water Conservation Pledge Competition »

May 6, 2018 – table(webalert). |Who:|The sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi, University of South Florida Housing and Residential Education Department, Ripply Drop the water drop mascot and Southwest Florida Water Management District staff.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Dosson and Sunshine Lakes in Hillsborough County »

May 1, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library located at 2902 W. Bearss Ave. in Tampa.

April

Guest Editorial by Executive Director Brian J. Armstrong: Polk County's Local Governments No Longer Need to Go It Alone »

April 26, 2018 – Polk County's Local Governments No Longer Need to Go It Alone
Guest Editorial
How to meet the water needs of a growing region when your main water source is reaching its limits? That's the challenge facing Polk County.

District's Governing Board Commits $25 Million for Alternative Water Supply Projects in Polk County »

April 24, 2018 – The resolution earmarks $5 million a year for the next five years

Lower Your Monthly Water Bill for Water Conservation Month »

April 23, 2018 – We're halfway through Water Conservation Month, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages citizens to do their part to save water in and around their homes.

Governing Board to Meet in Haines City »

April 17, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall, located at 799 Johns Avenue in Haines City.

Guest Editorial by Executive Director Brian J. Armstrong: Why a Septic-to-Sewer Conversion Program is Key to Protecting our Springs »

April 16, 2018 – Why a Septic-to-Sewer Conversion Program is Key to Protecting our Springs
Guest Editorial

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

April 5, 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 spring.

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

April 5, 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 spring.

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

April 5, 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 spring.

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

April 5, 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 spring.

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month »

April 2, 2018 – While the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages water conservation year-round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month.

March

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

March 29, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Sumter County. Residents living in the Jumper Creek watershed are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, April 12 at

District Schedules Repairs to Water Conservation Structure in Polk County »

March 28, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has scheduled repairs to the culvert at the District's P-3 water conservation structure. The structure is located northwest of Auburndale near the northeast shore of Whistler Lake, off Kirkland Lake Drive.

Governing Board Recognizes Springs Community Partner and Proclaims April Springs Protection Awareness Month »

March 27, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board  Cheryl Paradis as one of this year's springs community partners, while declaring April Springs Protection Awareness Month.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

March 22, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Public Invited to Kickoff Meeting for the Lower Withlacoochee River Minimum Flows Study »

March 14, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a kickoff meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 5 p.m. at the Yankeetown Inglis Women's Club located at 5 56th St. in Yankeetown.

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members »

March 8, 2018 – The Florida Senate has confirmed the appointments of seven Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Governing Board members.

Public Invited to Kickoff Meeting for the Withlacoochee River Minimum Flows Study »

March 6, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a kickoff meeting on Tuesday, March 13 at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 1100 W. Highland Blvd. in Inverness.

Check Your Irrigation Timer When You 'Spring Forward' for Daylight Savings Time »

March 5, 2018 – 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 to Partner with FDEP for Maintenance on Water Control Structure in Levy County »

February 26, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is assisting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in performing maintenance on the Inglis Bypass Spillway water control structure located in Levy County on the Inglis Bypass Channel.