June 12, 2013

District Debuts Hydrologic Data Page


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


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


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


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.

May 21, 2013

District Recognizes Water Reuse Week


The District is observing Water Reuse Week as it’s essential to ensuring safe, clean and sustainable water resources. Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed Florida Water Reuse Week May 19-25 to highlight the importance of it to the sustainability of Florida’s water supply and ecosystem. The state began celebrating the week in 2007 after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Reuse Program as a national leader.

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