Withlacoochee River Watershed Initiative
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is studying the Withlacoochee River and its surrounding watershed from the Green Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico. The Withlacoochee River watershed includes the area of land that water flows across as it moves to the Withlacoochee River. This watershed contains a variety of natural environments and man-made alterations which affect the behavior of the river. In addition, the river system has experienced extreme high and low conditions in recent decades due to fluctuations in rainfall.