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Annual Environmental Report Highlights Restoration Progress, State of the South Florida Ecosystem
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SFWMD Details Restoration Project Progress
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Protecting South Florida's Coastal Estuaries
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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.

Big Cypress Basin Board Agendas & Minutes
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.

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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.

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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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 through four water control structures, as well as provides updates on the capacity of major storage areas.

With an increased potential for above-average rainfall this winter, 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.

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