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SFWMD Approves Investment in Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
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Water Watch Briefing for Sept. 19, 2014
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Protecting South Florida's Coastal Estuaries
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SFWMD Awards Construction Contracts to Improve Everglades Water Quality
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Construction Set to Begin on Wetlands to Clean Water for St. Lucie River
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Governing Board
Agendas & Minutes

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
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.

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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Application for WaterSIP Funding Available on Sept. 24
On Wednesday, September 24, the South Florida Water Management District will release the Fiscal Year 2015 application for the Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP). The application period will be open through Friday, October 31, at 3 p.m.

WaterSIP was created more than a decade ago to foster water conservation efforts of public and private water providers or users within the SFWMD boundaries. Projects that use technology to implement water conservation are considered for funding through this program.

For more information on WaterSIP and the application process, see:

Rainy Season Readiness
South Florida's annual rainy season typically last from June through October, a five-month period that brings more than two-thirds of our regional rainfall in an average year. The rainy season can also bring flooding, which may occur when large amounts of rain fall over a short period of time or from a single heavy storm, tropical system or hurricane.

Flood Control: A Shared Responsibility
The South Florida Water Management 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.

How You Can Help
South Florida residents can do their part to prepare for flooding by:
  • Learning about our regional drainage system
  • Maintaining neighborhood swales, culvert and ditches by removing debris and obstructions
  • Reporting or correcting problems both before and after a storm
For more information, see:

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