Related Links
photo of canals and cities

Balancing Diverse Needs

8.1 million people – plus the environment, agriculture, businesses and visitors – all rely on South Florida's limited water resources. To balance diverse needs, the South Florida Water Management District focuses on managing and protecting these resources.

Protecting Regional Water Supply

The regional water management system – with approximately 2,100 miles of canals and 2,000 miles of levees/berms, 70 pump stations and more than 600 water control structures and 625 project culverts – helps to protect regional water supplies and provide flood control.

From Droughts to Hurricanes

Weather extremes dramatically affect South Florida's water supply and flood protection actions. In response, the District actively operates and maintains the water management system, promotes water conservation and works with communities to develop alternative water supplies.

Click Here to toggle the display of text from animation above

Drought and Flood
Planning and Building
Water Conservation
Weather and Water
young girl with umbrella

Current weekly rainfall data

Video  Audio  Documents   

In the News


 Big Cypress Basin
 Florida Keys
 Lower West Coast
 Martin/St. Lucie
 Palm Beach County

Upcoming Events


Related Highlights

  Follow us at SFWMD Follow us at SFWMD_EM SFWMD on Issuu Download/Update Adobe PDF Reader Download/Update Flash Player
About Us
Residents & Visitors
Scientists & Engineers
Educators & Students
Library & Multimedia
Managing & Protecting Water
Protecting & Restoring Ecosystems
SFWMD Headquarters: 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
561-686-8800 | 1-800-432-2045 (Florida Only)