OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the S-191A Pump Station, the final component of the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) Project. This project is one of the priority Everglades restoration projects identified by Gov. Ron DeSantis in his "Achieving More Now for Florida's Environment Executive Order."
The project will increase the flow of water south to the Everglades and mitigate flooding in the Las Palmas community.
The South Florida Water Management District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an underground seepage wall in the 8.5 Square Mile Area (Las Palmas Community). The underground concrete wall will help mitigate flooding in the 8.5 Square Mile Area, keep water in Everglades National Park, and support increased flows of water south which are necessary for Everglades restoration.
City of Pahokee Presents “Key to the City” to the South Florida Water Management District and Celebrates New Circulator Pumps
Today, City of Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb presented the “Key to the City” to the South Florida Water Management District (District) for their assistance with cleaning up the blue-green algal blooms at the Pahokee Marina. In addition to the City’s efforts to combat algae in the marina, the District also turned on brand-new circulator pumps to keep the water moving at the Pahokee Marina and aid in the prevention of new blue-green algal blooms.
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will begin the second phase of its project to removal shoal and sediment from the C-24 Canal in St. Lucie County on June 14. The project will stretch from State Road 70 to Orange Avenue west of Fort Pierce and is expected to last a year.
The C-23, C-24 and C-25 Shoal Removal Project will remove an estimated 448,000 cubic yards of sediment from the canals, improving conveyance in the canals to support flood protection efforts for local residents.
Governing Board Member will serve on new board established by Governor Ron DeSantis to restore health and beauty of Biscayne Bay.
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board appointed one of its members, Miami-Dade native Charlie Martinez, to serve on the newly formed Biscayne Bay Commission at yesterday's meeting of the board.
Annual declaration highlights SFWMD's ongoing efforts to operate and maintain regional flood control system that protects 8.9 million residents as well as the environment from flooding.
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today recognized June as Flood Awareness Month, highlighting the District's ongoing efforts to support flood protection for 8.9 million residents. South Florida typically receives half of its annual rainfall during the summer wet season.
Public access to the L-67A Levee over the S-151 Structure in western Broward County will temporarily close starting June 21. Public access is expected to be closed until September 2021.
Access is restricted due to construction activity on the S-151 Structure. Construction will continue on the structure through May 2022, and public access is expected to be restored by September 2021.
For more information on recreation closures and to find SFWMD-managed public lands near you, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is launching a new Did You Know weekly email series to engage the public and stakeholders about various aspects of our work. Learn about the SFWMD Governing Board, dozens of Everglades restoration projects, and get some fun facts about our agency's important mission.
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is currently accepting applications for cost-share funding for projects that develop alternative water supply (AWS) or implement water conservation. The SFWMD and the State of Florida continue their efforts to identify and implement cost-effective strategies to protect water resources while meeting Florida’s water needs. Partnering with local governments and other entities for implementation of water conservation projects and development of alternative water projects is an important and effective way to help accomplish this goal.
As part of our ongoing effort to increase public participation and engagement, the South Florida Water Management District encourages the public to provide input on the Final Draft 2021 Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Science Plan.