DYK: Celebrating World Wetlands Day with Historic Progress for Everglades Restoration

Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) works year-round to advance and expedite the largest wetland restoration effort in the world?

Together with our local, state, and federal partners, the SFWMD continues to make significant progress to restore America’s Everglades, revitalize our wetland ecosystems and protect South Florida’s water resources.

DYK: SFWMD Proactively Plans for South FL’s Future Water Needs

Did you know water supply planning, water conservation and the use of alternative water supplies are essential to meet the growing demand on our limited water resources?

More than 3 billion gallons of water are used every day in Central and Southern Florida by more than 9 million residents and visitors for drinking, bathing, watering our lawns, growing crops and servicing industries.

DYK: Advancing Projects that Support South Florida’s Water Supplies

Did you know the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) supports alternative water supply and conservation projects that help meet future water needs in South Florida?

The SFWMD is now accepting applications for cost-share projects to develop alternative water supplies that help meet the growing demand on limited water resources throughout its 16-county region. This initiative is part of the State of Florida’s continuing efforts to implement cost-effective strategies to conserve its precious water resources while meeting the state's water needs.

DYK: Winter Wonders Await on SFWMD-Managed Lands

As the winter season approaches and daylight becomes shorter, there are many ways to explore the great outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather throughout Southern and Central Florida.

The winter solstice is Thursday, December 21, marking the shortest day of the year in terms of sunlight. In the days leading up to the solstice, there are fewer hours of daylight, allowing for longer tranquil nights.

DYK: Conserve Water this Dry Season

Did you know conserving water helps reduce stress on our water supplies during the dry season when rainfall is limited? In South Florida, water is a precious resource that must be managed and conserved year-round to protect our communities and natural systems.

More than 50 percent of the water used by South Florida residents is for landscape irrigation. With billions of gallons of water used every day and projections for continued population growth, we all need to do our part to conserve water and ensure there is enough for people and the environment.

DYK: Celebrating Everglades National Park’s 76th Year

This week, we’re celebrating an anniversary for America’s iconic River of Grass. This extraordinary ecosystem was formally dedicated as Everglades National Park on December 6, 1947.

As we celebrate the national park’s 76th anniversary tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, we’re highlighting our continued work to support the ecological health of our Everglades now and for future generations.

DYK: Hurricane Season Ends This Week

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.

DYK: Giving Thanks to the Men and Women of the SFWMD

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are grateful for our talented team of employees who work year-round to carry out the South Florida Water Management District’s public service mission. Did you know SFWMD employees work from Orlando to the Florida Keys to safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region's water needs?