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South Florida Water Levels Are Well Positioned for the Dry Season Start

Following an above-average wet season, South Florida water levels are positioned to handle a drier-than-average start to the dry season, officials announced today at a joint briefing by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the National Weather Service (NWS). “Above-average wet season rainfall provided South Florida with some insurance going into the driest […]

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@SFWMD Releases Draft Land Recommendations for Everglades Region

As part of its ongoing comprehensive land assessment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) released draft staff recommendations for use of its fee-owned lands in the Everglades region, which includes parts of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Hendry counties. The draft recommendations are available for review on the District’s land assessment website at www.sfwmd.gov/landassessment. […]

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SFWMD Adopts Water Reservation to Benefit Biscayne Bay’s long term water availability

SFWMD Adopts Water Reservation to Benefit Biscayne Bay’s long term water availability

Miami, FL — To help protect Biscayne Bay’s coastal wetlands and wildlife — from American crocodiles to wading birds and manatees — the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today adopted a water reservation for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project – Phase 1. This action secures the long-term availability of water to benefit the […]

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$880 Million Plan for Everglades Restoration, Cleaner Water In Florida Approved

WEST PALM BEACH – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as […]

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Ready ‘Freddy’: Water Managers Prepare for Hurricane Season in #SouthFlorida

Ready ‘Freddy’: Water Managers Prepare for Hurricane Season in #SouthFlorida

West Palm Beach, FL — The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) conducted its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise this week as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season. “This year’s Hurricane Freddy exercise had the added training value of a real, multi-day rainfall event occurring simultaneously,” said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of […]

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SFWMD says water levels positioned well for NWS forecast of ‘average’ wet season

SFWMD says water levels positioned well for NWS forecast of ‘average’ wet season

Miami, FL — With the latest official forecast calling for an average 2013 wet season, water levels across 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys are positioned to provide adequate water supply for residents and the environment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the National Weather Service reported recently at a joint […]

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South Florida Sees 2nd Wettest April Since 1997 – balancing water levels is a continuing challenge

South Florida Sees 2nd Wettest April Since 1997 – balancing water levels is a continuing challenge

West Palm Beach, FL — All 16 counties in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) received significantly above-average rainfall in the past 30 days, leading to the second wettest April since 1997. A District-wide average of 4.35 inches of rain for the month fell from Orlando to the Florida Keys, representing 173 percent of […]

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@SFWMD Recognizes April as #Water Conservation Month; March unusually dry

@SFWMD Recognizes April as #Water Conservation Month; March unusually dry

West Palm Beach, FL — Highlighting an ongoing commitment to water conservation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is observing April as Water Conservation Month. This follows a month of drier-than-average weather and a 2012-2013 dry season that has seen only 50 percent of average rainfall. “Each year, Water Conservation Month is a helpful […]

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@SFWMD holding East Coast Region Land Assessment; public is invited to submit comments through April 22

@SFWMD holding East Coast Region Land Assessment; public is invited to submit comments through April 22

West Palm Beach, FL — As part of its ongoing comprehensive land assessment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is beginning an evaluation of agency lands in the East Coast Assessment Region, which includes parts of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The East Coast region is the third of five geographic areas […]

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11th Annual Broward Water Matters Day

“Preserve. Protect. Conserve.” is the theme of the 11th Annual Broward Water Matters Day event to be celebrated on Saturday, March 9 at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Water Matters Day is Broward County’s signature water conservation event where residents can learn about local and regional water resources, how water is managed and how Broward […]

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