As the 2022 hurricane season comes to a close, we’re recognizing the South Florida Water Management District’s dedicated team of employees who work all year long to support our complex system for regional drainage. Even outside of the rainy season, water managers must be prepared for rainfall and drainage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
DYK: Giving Thanks to the Men and Women of the SFWMD Who Worked Over 20,000 Hours Responding to Both Hurricanes
During this season of thanksgiving and gratitude, we are showing our appreciation for our talented SFWMD employees working from Orlando to the Florida Keys to carry out the District’s public service mission.
Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) uses cutting-edge GIS technology to monitor and protect South Florida’s precious water resources and ecosystems? From state-of-the-art drones to georeferenced images to highly specialized spatial data, GIS tools provide important information that help guide water management decisions throughout the District’s 16-county region.
A record-breaking 231 invasive Burmese pythons were removed from the Greater Everglades Ecosystem during the 2022 Florida Python Challenge®, marking the largest number of destructive snakes ever captured as part of the annual competition.