Current Water Conditions


In The News

Governing Board Approves New Structure to Move More Water South
Governing Board Awards Contract to Complete Lakeside Ranch STA
Officials Tour Restoration Projects that will Help Reduce Lake Discharges
Restoration Projects Provide Long-Term Strategy for High Water
Federico Fernandez, Governing Board Chairman

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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 8.1 million.


Federico Fernandez, Governing Board Chairman

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Infographic: Impacts of Operating Lake Okeechobee at Lower Water Levels
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implements the lake’s regulation schedule for flood control, navigation, water supply and the environment. The federal regulation schedule prescribes operational action to manage Lake Okeechobee’s water levels between 10.5’ and 17.25’. The purpose of these operations range from the release of water for the protection of communities (during the wet season) to the conservation of water for water supply to South Florida (during the dry season). Click "Read More" to see an infographic breaking down the impacts of operating the lake as water levels are lowered.
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