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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Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, this website will be offline and unavailable to users. This action is needed to perform technical maintenance. During this period, users will NOT be able to access web-based applications like ePermitting and DBHYDRO. Our apologies for the temporary inconvenience as we enhance these online resources.
Background The CFWI is a collaboration of the St. Johns River, South Florida and Southwest Florida water management districts to address near- and long-term water supply needs in Central Florida, where all three agencies have jurisdiction. Through the CFWI, the water management districts are working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and regional utilities to develop a unified water supply plan for Central Florida that will:
Quantify existing and future water needs
Ensure protection of water resources and related natural systems
November Brings Mixed Rainfall Results for South Florida
November brought average District-wide rainfall but also produced a wide range of rainfall totals in different parts of South Florida. Periods of heavy rain during the last 10 days of the month saturated eastern Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Meanwhile, the Southwest Coast experienced drier conditions, while interior sections of the region saw near-average rainfall during the first full month of the dry season.
The District continues to operate the water management system to balance water storage for the coming months with flood control during times of heavy rainfall.
Forecast Calls for Below-Average Dry Season Following an above-average wet season, South Florida transitioned to the 2013-2014 dry season in mid-October. The National Weather Service is forecasting drier-than-normal conditions for the entire dry season, which typically lasts through May. The region historically averages about 18 inches of rainfall during this time, or less than a third of the total in a normal year.