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See what is scheduled for discussion or decision making at upcoming Governing Board meetings or review what happened at previous meetings.


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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.


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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.


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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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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.


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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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WEEKLY WEB TRACKER: Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South
A new online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee as well as updates on the storage capacity of major storage areas.

To help reduce freshwater releases to South Florida's estuaries during the 2014 wet season, South Florida Water Management District operations moved approximately 339 billion gallons of water south from Lake Okeechobee through four water control structures from Nov. 1, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2014 – that's equal to 782,367 football fields filled with 1 foot of water. This action is part of an effort to reduce Lake Okeechobee releases to the east and west coastal estuaries.

With an increased potential for above-average rainfall this winter, the District is continuing to move water south to help favorably position Lake Okeechobee's water level before the 2015 rainy season starts. For weekly updates on how much water is being moved south, visit www.sfwmd.gov/movingwatersouth.

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Lobbyist Registration for 2015
Lobbyists are reminded that registration with the South Florida Water Management District expires December 31 each year. If you wish to register for 2015, please visit the Open Government web page, download and fill out the required form and submit it to the SFWMD Clerk's Office.
 
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