October 5, 2017

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The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has reopened the majority of District-managed lands throughout its 16-county region. The Districted closed all District-managed lands in September in anticipation of flooding and other impacts due to Hurricane Irma.

However, the following District-managed properties are still closed due to localized flooding, debris and blocked roads from Hurricane Irma:

• Chito Branch Reserve
• Deep Creek Preserve
• Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve – Oakridge and Washburn
• Upper Hillsborough Preserve
• Upper Hillsborough Preserve – Alston Tract
• Wysong Park

Also, the following campgrounds remain closed:

• Deep Creek
• Green Swamp East
• Green Swamp West including McNeil
• Potts Preserve – River Campground
• Upper Hillsborough Preserve
• Upper Hillsborough Preserve – Alston Tract

 
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