South Florida Water Management District

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The annual Atlantic hurricane season begins on Saturday, June 1, and it is important for all of…

The S-135 Boat Lock on Lake Okeechobee at the J&S Fish Camp in Martin County is temporarily…

Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for an upcoming Resiliency Coordination…

Did you know the use of reclaimed water reduces the demand on our underground aquifers and…

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The South Florida Water Management District is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts, managing water resources in a 16-county region that stretches from Orlando to the Florida Keys, serving a population of 9 million people.


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SFWMD Issues Water Shortage Order for Northeastern Portion of Cape Coral

​​​​​​November 28, 2023 - In order to protect groundwater in the Mid-Hawthorn Aquifer, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) declared a water shortage and issued mandatory irrigation restrictions for a portion of Cape Coral and unincorporated Lee County. Landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week in the designated area for irrigation water supplied by private wells.

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