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Weekiwachee Preserve Closed Due to Large Gatherings »

April 2, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will be closing the WeekiWachee Preserve, located in coastal Hernando County, effective Thursday, April 2 for all uses until further notice.

District Recreation Lands Remain Open, Public Reminded to Practice Social Distancing  »

March 25, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will keep District-managed recreation lands open for individual and small group day use in its 16-county region to provide the public with a place to get o

District to Close All Campgrounds to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will close all campgrounds throughout its 16-county region to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

District Offices Closed to Public to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 »

March 17, 2020 – Consistent with direction provided by Governor DeSantis, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has canceled all nonessential travel and implemented social distancing to help reduce the spread o

District Deactivates its Emergency Operations Center and Lower Hillsborough Flood Detention Area »

September 4, 2019 – Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) officials deactivated the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 2 p.m. today.

All District Offices Open Tuesday, Sept. 3 »

September 2, 2019 – All District offices will be open on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

District Monitors Hurricane Dorian »

August 30, 2019 – Emergency Operations Center at Level 2 activation

Hurricane Dorian Employee Preparation »

August 29, 2019 – As Hurricane Dorian approaches, the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has begun preparing for potential emergency operations. It is important for staff to stay informed as the storm’s projected path is expected to affect our region over the holiday weekend.