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Picayune Pump Station Delivers First Gallons of Water for Restoration
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SFWMD Sends Request for Bids to Start Caloosahatchee Reservoir Work
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Protecting South Florida's Coastal Estuaries
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SFWMD Construction Cam Offers a Look at Project Progress
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CFWI Planning Documents Available for Public Review and Comment
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Governing Board Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos
See what is scheduled for discussion or decision making at upcoming Governing Board meetings or review what happened at previous meetings.

Water Resources Advisory Commission (WRAC) Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos 
The Water Resources Advisory Commission is made up of a diverse cross-section of representatives from the private and public sectors. The Commission works with the Governing Board to make well-informed water resource decisions.

Big Cypress Basin Board Agendas, Minutes, Presentations & Videos 
The Big Cypress Basin Board sets the regional policy, budget and millage rate for the Basin, which includes Collier County and part of Monroe County.

Budget & Finance
The District provides online access to budget documents and monthly financial statements to demonstrate how tax dollars are being invested to manage and protect South Florida's water resources.

Lobbyist Registration and Database
Effective July 1, 2014, a person may not lobby the District until such person has registered as a lobbyist with the SFWMD Clerk's Office.

Notice of Permit Applications Received
Browse weekly online listings of all permit applications submitted to the District.

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SFWMD Offices Closed – Friday, July 3
The offices of the South Florida Water Management District will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. SFWMD offices will reopen as normal on Monday, July 6.

Rainy Season Readiness
South Florida's annual rainy season typically last from June through October, a five-month period that brings more than two-thirds of our regional rainfall in an average year. The rainy season can also bring flooding, which may occur when large amounts of rain fall over a short period of time or from a single heavy storm, tropical system or hurricane.
A Shared Responsibility
The South Florida Water Management District operates and maintains the regional water management system known as the Central and Southern Florida Project. This system of canals and natural waterways connects to community drainage districts and hundreds of smaller neighborhood systems to effectively manage floodwaters during heavy rain.
thumbnail of interactive map - learn moreMoving Lake Okeechobee Water South
SFWMD operations staff is moving water south from Lake Okeechobee to help reduce freshwater releases to coastal estuaries during the 2015 wet season. An interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee through four water control structures and provides updates on the capacity of major storage areas. You can find the map at

U.S. Sugar Land Acquisition
On Oct. 12, 2010, the South Florida Water Management District completed closing on an acquisition of 26,800 acres of land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation for restoration purposes. The acquisition contract included various options for purchase of additional lands for up to 10 years.

The contract, an overview fact sheet and a link to more information are available here:

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