September 18, 2017

District Responds to Hurricane Irma


While the winds and rain of Hurricane Irma could be felt across the District for three days, the preparation and response went far beyond that time frame for District staff. As part of the District’s core mission of flood protection, staff immediately jumped into action to meet the needs of the community in a variety of ways.

August 29, 2017

Springs Advocate Remembered at Governing Board Meeting


The District’s Governing Board honored Bob Mercer at its meeting Tuesday for his passion and dedication to improving the Crystal River/Kings Bay spring system. Mercer passed away in January.

August 11, 2017

Gov. Scott Announces Millions in Funding for Springs Restoration Projects


The Southwest Florida Water Management District will receive a portion of $50 million in the state budget for projects that help restore area springs.

July 26, 2017

SWIM Program Celebrates 30 Years


Through the years, SWIM projects have restored natural systems and enhanced habitats across the District. To mark the 30th anniversary of the SWIM program and its accomplishments, the District’s Governing Board declared August SWIM month.

July 25, 2017

District Maintains Water Restrictions in Northern Region


The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted today to maintain once-per-week lawn watering and other restrictions in the District’s northern region, which includes Citrus, Hernando, Levy and portions of Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. But the “modified phase III” water shortage order the board enacted in May will expire on August 1 for the remainder of the District, including: Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

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