February 17, 2017

District Improves Flood Control Structure in Citrus County


The District is refurbishing a flood control structure in Citrus County that will improve reliability and the life of the structure.

February 15, 2017

District Improves Canoe Launch to Help Reduce Pollutants


The District has started restoring an area of the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park canoe launch in Hernando County this week. The restored area will benefit the Weeki Wachee spring system by reducing stormwater pollutants and sediment loading entering the Weeki Wachee River.

February 9, 2017

District Reports Consistent Seagrass Increases in Tampa Bay


Scientists with the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Surface Water Improvement and Management, or SWIM program, released the results of its 2016 seagrass mapping study showing Tampa Bay now supports 41,655 acres of seagrass beds.

January 27, 2017

Rainfall Patterns Expected to Change in 2017


A change in the global weather pattern in 2016 meant residents also saw a change in rainfall patterns. Most areas of the District saw above-average rainfall in the first part of the year caused by a mild El Nino. But the development of a La Nina cycle caused drier-than-normal conditions the second half of the year.

December 8, 2016

Experts Educate on Water Reuse


In its ongoing effort to educate on the benefits of alternative water supplies, the District recently hosted a workshop on water reuse, which is when reclaimed water is used for a direct beneficial purpose.

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