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, 71 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.