News

February

MEDIA ALERT: District Invites Media to Experience Prescribed Fires in Pasco County »

February 23, 2018 – WHO: Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) land management staff.

Governing Board to Meet in Sarasota »

February 20, 2018 – The "Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board ":http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/about/governingboard/will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at the District's Sarasota Service Office, located at 6750 Fruitville Road.

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

February 19, 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 Sumter County »

February 19, 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 Citrus County »

February 19, 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 Hernando County »

February 19, 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 Marion County »

February 19, 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.

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

February 15, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold a kickoff meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. at the Ridge Manor Community Center located at 34240 Cortez Blvd. in Ridge Manor.

District's Hampton Tract in Polk County Closed for Hog Hunts Feb. 13-15 »

February 9, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Hampton Tract will be temporarily closed to the public for wild hog hunts Feb. 13-15. This also includes closed-area tracts at Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve.

Celebrate Florida Hiking Trails Month on District Trails »

February 7, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is celebrating February as Florida Hiking Trails Month by inviting the public to explore the more than 850 miles of hiking trails on District lands.

District to Hold Workshops on North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes Operational Guidelines »

February 1, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is hosting two workshops for residents who live along the North Winter Haven Chain of Lakes in Polk County.

January

District Reschedules Workshop on Minimum Flow for Pithlachascotee River in Pasco County »

January 30, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has rescheduled the workshop to allow for public comment on the proposed minimum flow for the Pithlachascotee River in Pasco County. The workshop will take place on Thursday, Feb.

Help Your Yard Recover From the Freeze »

January 22, 2018 – Recent cold weather has taken a toll on Florida plant life and may have damaged area sprinkler systems too.

Work on Water Control Structure in Levy County Rescheduled »

January 17, 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.

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should Prepare for Freezing Temperatures This Week »

January 16, 2018 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have below freezing temperatures Thursday and Friday of this week.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 16, 2018 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Asks Homeowners to "Skip A Week" of Irrigation This Winter »

January 9, 2018 – The 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.

Eastern Hillsborough County Homeowners with Wells Should Prepare for Freezing Temperatures This Week »

January 2, 2018 – According to the National Weather Service, parts of the Tampa Bay area are expected to have below freezing temperatures for several days this week.

December

District to Partner with FDEP for Maintenance on Water Control Structure in Levy County »

December 27, 2017 – 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.

Make a New Year's Resolution to Support Our Environment »

December 26, 2017 – District suggests easy and fun resolution ideas that help promote water resources

Phase 2 Hog Hunt Registration Begins Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. »

December 15, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will open Phase 2 hog hunt registration on Monday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. The District holds a series of hog hunts on District lands throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Damon in Highlands County »

December 12, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on

Governing Board to Meet at Starkey Environmental Education Center in New Port Richey »

December 5, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Starkey Environmental Education Center, located at 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd.

November

District Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Green Swamp »

November 27, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

November 15, 2017 – 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.

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

November 9, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is gathering information to improve identification of flood prone areas in Pasco County. Residents living in the Duck Lake watershed are invited to attend an open house on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 7, 2017 – 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 Aims to Reduce Risk of Wildfires by Scheduling Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

November 1, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

November 1, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

November 1, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of Daylight Saving Time.

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

November 1, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

November 1, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

November 1, 2017 – 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 early spring.

October

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

October 23, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

October 23, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

October 23, 2017 – 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 early spring.

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

October 23, 2017 – 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 early spring.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

October 17, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

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

October 17, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center located at 3940 Keystone Road in Tarpon Springs.

Water Management Districts, State continue collaboration to secure Florida's water supply »

October 10, 2017 – MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 10, 2017 – The Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) estimates central Florida will need an additional 250 million gallons of water per day by 2035 to meet the demands of a growing population.