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A 20-Year Commitment to Everglades Restoration
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April Showers Follow Dry March
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Protecting South Florida's Coastal Estuaries
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SFWMD Approves Funds for Preservation of Martin County Lands
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SFWMD Recognizes April as Water Conservation Month
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Governing Board Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos
See what is scheduled for discussion or decision making at upcoming Governing Board meetings or review what happened at previous meetings.

Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos 
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.

Big Cypress Basin Board Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos 
The Big Cypress Basin Board sets the regional policy, budget and millage rate for the Basin, which includes Collier County and part of Monroe County.

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.

Lobbyist Registration and Database
Effective July 1, 2014, a person may not lobby the District until such person has registered as a lobbyist with the SFWMD Clerk's Office.

Notice of Permit Applications Received
Browse weekly online listings of all permit applications submitted to the District. A hard copy of this report is available each week at the reception desk in the B-1 Building of SFWMD headquarters.

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U.S. Sugar Land Acquisition
On Oct. 12, 2010, the South Florida Water Management District completed closing on an acquisition of 26,800 acres of land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation for restoration purposes. The acquisition contract included various options for purchase of additional lands for up to 10 years.

The contract, an overview fact sheet and a link to more information are available here:

WEEKLY WEB TRACKER: Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South
An online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee through four water control structures, as well as provides updates on the capacity of major storage areas.

South Florida Water Management District operations staff is moving water south from Lake Okeechobee to help reduce freshwater releases to coastal estuaries and favorably position the lake for the start of the 2015 wet season. For weekly updates, visit

2014 Wet Season Operations
During the 2014 wet season, District operations moved approximately 339 billion gallons of water south from Lake Okeechobee from Nov. 1, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2014 – that's equal to 782,367 football fields filled with 1 foot of water. This action was part of a wider effort to reduce lake releases to the east and west coastal estuaries.

For more information, see:
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