Amid the sawgrass marshes and the freshwater ponds of the Everglades, you may spot a tall communication tower on the horizon. Although these structures are often mistaken for cell phone towers, they are actually part of the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) vast data collection and technology network.
Invasive Burmese pythons hold a top position on the food chain since making their way into America’s Everglades. These apex predators possess an insatiable appetite that can rob native wildlife such as panthers, birds of prey, and alligators of their primary food source.
Did you know conserving water year-round is an integral part of managing and protecting South Florida’s water supplies now and for future generations?
South Florida’s rainy season brings summer thunderstorms and afternoon showers that typically drop more than 30 inches of rain across the region each year. Even with all that water, it’s important to continue to use our water resources wisely during the rainy season -- and all year long.
Did you know that keeping our canals clear of trees, shrubs, and other possible obstructions is an important component of providing flood control in South Florida?
Trees, vegetation and other debris along a canal right of way can cause blockages and interfere with water control structures downstream. These obstructions can prevent water from properly draining, resulting in flooding that impacts residents in the immediate area and many miles away.