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Balancing Diverse Needs

More than 7.9 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 2,000 miles of canals and 2,800 miles of levees/berms, nearly 70 pump stations and more than 650 water control structures and 700 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.
 

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