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June 14, 2013

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

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The District encourages residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rains and “watch the weather, wait to water.” During the summer months of June, July, August and September, yards need no more than 3/4 inch of water every 2 to 3 days. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, then you can turn off your irrigation system and turn it back on when needed. The simplest way to determine if your yard needs water is to look for visual clues. Click the link to learn more.

June 12, 2013

District Debuts Hydrologic Data Page

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The District recently launched a new resource for rainfall and river data. The new Hydrologic Data Page features daily rainfall and river flow information in an easy-to-read format. The page provides a summary of daily and month-to-date rainfall totals at 89 collection sites in the District.

June 5, 2013

Landscaping for Hurricanes

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Hurricane season has started and that means people should be stocked up on batteries and bottled watered for the storm season. But people also should be thinking about preparing their yards. Not only does it protect homes and people, it could also reduce water pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Check out some ways to prepare your landscaping for a hurricane.

June 3, 2013

Committee Approves Evaluation Process

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The District will move forward with an evaluation of recreation on District lands. The District’s Recreation Ad Hoc Committee, made up of four Governing Board members, approved Thursday moving forward with the evaluation process to determine if current recreational opportunities on District lands are consistent with regional and state trends.

May 21, 2013

Governing Board Elects Officers

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Carlos Beruff is the new chair of the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He was elected today by his peers on the Governing Board. The Governing Board also elected its other officer positions which are: Michael Babb, vice chair; and Randy Maggard, secretary. Jeff Adams was re-elected treasurer.

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