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.

July 21, 2017

Need for Water Prompts Investigation Deep Underground


The District is conducting exploratory well research more than a half mile below the surface. It’s happening at the Crooked Lake well site, located in southeastern Polk County. Central Florida has used the Upper Floridan aquifer as it’s predominant water source for decades. Now, with continued population growth, finding future water sources is more important than ever before.

July 17, 2017

District Acquires Rainbow River Ranch Property


The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) has closed on the purchase of the environmentally important Rainbow River Ranch. This important land acquisition is about 16 percent of the eastern bank of the Rainbow River, and along with existing public ownership, will allow the District to continue its mission of protecting water resources and this important natural resource.

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