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District Reopens Several Campground Properties  »

October 3, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has completed evaluations of District campgrounds after Hurricane Ian and the following properties will reopen Monday afternoon:

District Returns to Normal Operations »

September 29, 2022 – All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be open Friday, Sept. 30, as the District returns to normal operations after Hurricane Ian.

Water Levels in Lake Tarpon Reduced in Anticipation of Heavy Rainfall, Storm Surge »

September 27, 2022 –
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has released as much water out of Lake Tarpon as possible in anticipation of heavy rainfall and storm surge from Hurricane Ian.

All District Offices Closed Wednesday and Thursday »

September 27, 2022 – All Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) offices will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29, due to potential impacts from Hurricane Ian.

District Raises Activation Level of Emergency Operations Center »

September 27, 2022 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 1 Activation

All District-Managed Campgrounds and Properties to Close Tuesday, Sept. 27, at noon  »

September 26, 2022 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all District-managed campgrounds and properties to include trails and day use areas throughout its 16-county region Tuesday, Sept.

Resource: What to Do With Your Private Well After a Flood »

September 26, 2022 – The following is a link to a webpage from the United States Environmental Protection Agency that provides guidance of what to do with a flooded water well: 

Message to Staff: Tropical Storm Ian Employee Preparation »

September 24, 2022 – As Tropical Storm Ian approaches Florida, the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has activated to Level 2 and has begun preparing for potential emergency operations.

District Monitors Tropical Storm Ian »

September 24, 2022 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation