The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end on Thursday, November 30, but the South Florida Water Management District continues to proactively prepare for significant weather events all year long.
Did you know SFWMD water managers and field operations staff are prepared to move water to meet varying conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? The SFWMD operates the region's primary water control system and manages water supplies year-round. Our staff continue to meet this challenge even during South Florida's weather extremes.
Throughout the year, the District’s Operations and Maintenance staff manages and oversees:
- 2,175+ miles of canals
- 2,130+ miles of levees/berms
- 915+ water control structures
- 620+ project culverts
- 89 pump stations
Around-the-clock weather monitoring helps our water managers determine where to move water through our system of pump stations, canals and water control structures to prevent flooding and protect our regional water supply.
The SFWMD’s highly-skilled employees have the specialized expertise needed to keep this vast water management system ready for whatever nature sends our way.