News

June

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

June 6, 2017 – 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.

Governor Reappoints Henslick to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board »

June 6, 2017 – Governor Rick Scott reappointed John Henslick to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board. Henslick represents Manatee County.

CFWI focuses on collaboration with utilities to extend water supply »

June 1, 2017 – !{SITE_ROOT}image/type/MaxScaled/max/640/id/12260/!Built on the concept of collaboration, the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) works with the area's 83 utilities to scale water conservation efforts and promote alternative water supplies for a growing population.

District Temporarily Closes Two Airboat Slides in Citrus County »

June 1, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has temporarily closed the Moccasin Slough and Wysong-Coogler airboat slides in Citrus County due to safety concerns associated with low water levels.

May

Governor Reappoints Three <br />to Governing Board »

May 30, 2017 – Governor Rick Scott reappointed Bryan K. Beswick, Mark C. Taylor and Michelle Williamson to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board.

Governing Board Elects Officers »

May 25, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management Governing Board voted Tuesday to re-elect the same slate of officers for the 2017-2018 term.

District Tightens Water Restrictions throughout 16-County Region »

May 23, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted today to increase water restrictions throughout the region.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

May 18, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Governor Appoints Schleicher and Smith to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board »

May 15, 2017 – Governor Rick Scott appointed Joel Schleicher and Rebecca Smith to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board. Schleicher represents Charlotte and Sarasota Counties and Smith represents Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

April

District Declares Phase I Water Shortage throughout 16-County Region »

April 25, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for all 16 counties throughout the District's boundaries.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum Flow for Crystal River/Kings Bay in Citrus County »

April 20, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at Crystal River Middle School, located at 344 N.E. Crystal Street in Crystal River.

Governing Board to Meet in Haines City »

April 18, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at the Lake Eva Banquet Hall, located at 799 Johns Avenue in Haines City.

All District Managed Campgrounds Closed »

April 13, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has closed all District managed campgrounds throughout our 16-county region during Florida's wildfire emergency event.The following District managed campgrounds are closed until further notice:

District Monitors Wildfires Across the Region »

April 12, 2017 – _*Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 Activation*_

District to Temporarily Close Airboat Slide for Maintenance and Repairs »

April 11, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will temporarily close the Wysong-Coogler Dam airboat slide for maintenance and repairs beginning Tuesday, April 18 for approximately two weeks. The airboat slide is located on the Withlacoochee River in Citrus County.

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

April 10, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on

10 Tips to Save Water for Water Conservation Month »

April 3, 2017 – While the Southwest Water Management District encourages water conservation year-round, there is extra emphasis each April for Water Conservation Month. April is historically one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers.

March

District Purchases Portion of Rainbow River Ranch Property in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy »

March 28, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board has approved a contract for the purchase of a significant portion of the eastern bank of the Rainbow River.

Governing Board to Meet in Brooksville »

March 23, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, located at 2379 Broad Street in Brooksville.

February

District Declares Phase I Water Shortage Order in Portions of Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties »

February 28, 2017 – In Marion County, order is limited to the city of Dunellon and the area encompassed by The Villages.

Governing Board to Meet in Sarasota »

February 21, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at the District's Sarasota Service Office, located at 6750 Fruitville Road.

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum Flow for Rainbow River System in Marion County »

February 16, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at Dunnellon City Hall, located at 20750 River Drive in Dunnellon.

District Reports Gains in Seagrass Coverage in Sarasota Bay »

February 2, 2017 – Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of the 2016 seagrass mapping study showing Sarasota Bay now supports 13,469 acres of seagrass beds; an increase of 180 acres in seagrass covera

District Reports Consistent Seagrass Increases in Tampa Bay »

February 1, 2017 – Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of its 2016 seagrass mapping study showing Tampa Bay now supports 41,655 acres of seagrass beds.

January

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

January 17, 2017 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Welcomes New Government Affairs Program Manager »

January 9, 2017 – Joel Brown has joined the Southwest Florida Water Management District as a Government Affairs Program Manager.

December

District to Update Water Control Structure in Citrus County »

December 15, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is planning to perform maintenance on the S-353 water control structure located in northern Citrus County on the Tsala Apopka outfall canal, between the northern extent of the Hernando pool of the Tsala Apopka Chain-of-Lakes and the Withlaco

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

December 6, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

November

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Jackson and Little Jackson in Highlands County »

November 22, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on

District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lakes Letta and Lotela in Highlands County »

November 9, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) invites the public to a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jack Stroup Civic Center, located at 355 W. Center Ave. in Sebring.

Governing Board to Meet in Tampa »

November 8, 2016 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Service Office, located at 7601 U.S. Highway 301 North.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Highlands County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Jack Creek Preserve in Highlands County. The property is located six miles northwest of Lake Placid, west of US Highway 27.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sarasota County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water ManagementDistrict (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and neighboring Schewe Tract.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Charlotte County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve in Charlotte County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Desoto County »

November 3, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns during the months of November and December on the Deep Creek Preserve in Desoto County.

October

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Sumter County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Pasco County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Polk County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Citrus County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of March on the Potts Preserve in Citrus County.

District Schedules Prescribed Fires for Marion County »

October 20, 2016 – The Land Management Section of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be conducting prescribed burns now through the month of March on the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County.