South Florida Water Management District

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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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New Measuring Standard Will Improve Accuracy of Water Level Data

To enhance the accuracy of our data, the SFWMD is upgrading the reference system used to measure water elevations in our monitoring network. In the coming months, SFWMD will shift from reporting water elevations in the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). This includes data within the SFWMD’s environmental database for hydrologic, meteorologic, hydrogeologic and water quality data.  

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