SFWMD

The South Florida Water Management District conducted its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season. (Source:  SFWMD)

Ready ‘Freddy’: Water Managers Prepare For Hurricane Season

With the official start of hurricane season just around the corner, the South Florida Water Management District Thursday conducted its annual “Hurricane Freddy” exercise as part of the agency’s emergency operations readiness for hurricane season.

CBS Miami–05/21/2015

Lake Okeechobee

SFWMD Moving Water To Favorably Position Lake Okeechobee Level

With above-average rain predicted for winter, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is continuing to move water south to help achieve a desirable water level in Lake Okeechobee.

01/05/2015

May 15, 2014: Heavy rain caused street flooding on NW 8th Street near of 49th Avenue in Hialeah. (Source: Ted Scouten/CBS4)

SFWMD: May Was Near-Average For Rainfall

South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.

06/02/2014

Everglades National Park (Source nationalparkservice.org)

Officials Hope Canal Project Improves Florida Bay

There’s a major move Friday to improve the health of the ailing Florida Bay.

CBS4–01/11/2013

(Photo Source: www.sfwmd.gov)

S. Fla. Water Management District Working To Avoid Flooding

The South Florida Water Management District has been hard at work in an effort to prevent any severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac.

CBS4–08/25/2012

A rain soaked 87th Avenue in Doral. (Source: CBS4's Kara Kostanich)

Flood Of Trouble In S. Fla., More Rain Possible

Wednesday could be another soggy day across South Florida. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Miami-Dade.

CBS4–05/23/2012

Lake Okeechobee

Drought Conditions Worsen in March

Hit and miss showers in the month of March did little to help our drought situation. And it may get worse before it gets better.

CBS4–04/04/2012

Lake Okeechobee

October Rain Helps Water Levels At Lake Okeechobee

There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.

CBS4–11/09/2011

Florida Everglades

Scott Pleases Everglades Activists With Restoration Plan

Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.

CBS4–10/09/2011

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Property Tax Cuts Into Law

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill that will cut property taxes paid to state water management districts. But, while some taxpayers may get a refund, it will come at a cost in jobs.

CBS4–06/22/2011

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