DYK: Managing Water Levels is Critical to the SFWMD’s Mission

Managing water levels is a critical component of the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) mission.

DID YOU KNOW: The SFWMD upgraded the reference system used to measure water elevation readings in our monitoring network? The upgrade provides the public and stakeholders with more scientifically accurate information about levels for waterbodies in our region.

DYK: Navigating Central & Southern Florida Waterways

Did you know the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee offer some of the best boating and fishing opportunities in Central and Southern Florida?

UNLOCKING EASY WATERWAY ACCESS: The July 4th weekend is traditionally a time of increased traffic on Florida’s waterways. Navigational locks make it easy for boaters to access and explore Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee Waterway.

DYK: July is Smart Irrigation Month!

Did you know you can support the protection of Central and Southern Florida’s water resources by watering wisely and following local irrigation ordinances this season? 

MAKE EVERY DROP COUNT: July is Smart Irrigation Month – a designation designed to highlight the environmental benefits of efficient irrigation.

As temperatures rise in the summer, the demand for water to irrigate lawns, gardens and landscapes also increases. By doing your part and being water smart, you can help preserve our precious water resources now and for future generations.

DYK: Plan a Summer Adventure on SFWMD-Managed Lands

Summer has arrived, bringing with it longer days and shorter nights. The Summer Solstice is Thursday, June 20, marking the official start of the summer season and the longest day of the year in terms of sunlight.

Did you know the South Florida Water Management District offers many ways for you to explore the natural beauty of Central and Southern Florida this season and all year long?

DYK: June is Flood Awareness Month

Did you know flood control is a key component of the South Florida Water Management District’s public service mission?

The SFWMD operates one of the largest water control systems in the world, and our dedicated team of public servants works year-round to make sure this vast system operates smoothly and efficiently to effectively manage water for more than 9 million people in Central and Southern Florida. As heavy rainfall continues to impact our region this week, the District is taking action to make sure the regional flood control system operates at full capacity. 

DYK: 2024 Florida Python Challenge® Takes Place Aug. 9-18

Did you know the 2024 Florida Python Challenge® continues to advance efforts to remove invasive Burmese pythons and raise awareness about the threat they pose to Florida’s ecology?

WHY IT MATTERS: Invasive pythons are one of the most destructive and harmful species in America’s Everglades. They threaten our precious native ecosystem by preying upon the wildlife that lives there, including wading birds, mammals, and other reptiles.

DYK: Hurricane Season Begins This Week: Learn How You Can Prepare

The annual Atlantic hurricane season begins on Saturday, June 1, and it is important for all of us living in Florida to begin preparing and taking proactive steps to help support flood control in our communities.

South Florida has an interconnected drainage system, and flood control in South Florida is a shared responsibility between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), county and city governments, local drainage districts, HOAs, and residents.

DYK: It's Water Reuse Week! Reclaimed Water Helps Preserve our Natural Resources

Did you know the use of reclaimed water reduces the demand on our underground aquifers and preserves our precious water resources?

In recognition of Water Reuse Week, the South Florida Water Management District is highlighting the importance of developing alternative water supplies to meet the growing demand on our traditional groundwater and surface water sources.

Florida has become a national leader in water reuse, reusing nearly 900 million gallons per day of reclaimed water to conserve freshwater supplies and recharge our freshwater resources.

DYK: World Migratory Bird Day Highlights SFWMD’s Efforts to Restore Natural Ecosystems

Did you know the South Florida Water Management District works year-round to restore and protect natural ecosystems that provide important habitat for migratory birds as they travel through the region?

In recognition of World Migratory Bird Day, we are highlighting the SFWMD’s continued efforts to support and improve wildlife habitat through ecosystem restoration and effective land management.