Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) The Water Resources Advisory Commission is made up of a diverse cross-section of representatives from the private and public sectors. The Commission works with the Governing Board to make well-informed water resource decisions.
Budget & Finance The District provides online access to budget documents and monthly financial statements to demonstrate how tax dollars are being invested to manage and protect South Florida's water resources.
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SFWMD Responding to Heavy Rainfall
The South Florida Water Management District continues to respond to heavy rains May 20 and 21 in South Florida. The primary, regional flood control system is operating properly to actively move water and maximize storage for stormwater runoff to reduce flooding where possible.
The District is closely monitoring conditions and regional water levels around the clock. The SFWMD is also coordinating with local government, drainage district and community water managers. Even with these precautions, complete flood proofing is not possible in South Florida given the potential for excessive local rainfall from storm events.
Flood Control: A Shared Responsibility The District operates and maintains the regional water management system known as the Central and Southern Florida Project. This system of canals and natural waterways connects to community drainage districts and hundreds of smaller neighborhood systems to effectively manage floodwaters during heavy rain.
As part of an ongoing effort to maximize its resources to meet mission-critical responsibilities, the South Florida Water Management District is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the nearly 1.5 million acres of land owned by the agency. The first phase of the land assessment is a review of the District's fee-owned lands – properties in which the agency has full ownership rights.
Public Comment for West Coast Assessment Region The District is accepting public comments for the West Coast Assessment Region through May 28. In addition, SFWMD staff will be hosting a public workshop to provide information on the assessment process and receive input on lands within the region on May 22 in Fort Myers.
For more information or to participate in the land assessment process, see: