South Florida Water Management District

Ft. Lauderdale Beach Flooding

Heavy Rain, Seasonal High Tides Combine To Raise Potential For Flood

What was once Tropical Storm Erika is no longer a threat to South Florida, but the possibility of flooding is still very real.


South Floridians prepare for Tropical Storm Erika just in case. (Source: CBS4)

Broward Residents Brace For Heavy Rain From Erika’s Remnants

South Florida residents should continue to brace for rain even as Tropical Storm Erika weakens over Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

CBS Miami–08/29/2015

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Broward Residents Stockpiling Supplies In Preparation Of Erika

Broward groceries and stores with hurricane essentials saw a massive uptick in foot traffic Friday as residents prepare for possible hit from Tropical Storm Erika.


Sandbags meant to hold back water during storms and flooding.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Broward Preps For Tropical Storm Erika

As forecasts show Tropical Storm Erika possibly passing through Broward County, locals are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.


Source: CBS4

Canals Lowered Ahead Of Erika’s Arrival

In anticipation of the heavy rain that Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to drench us with, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has taken action to reduce flooding where possible.


Source: CBS4

Broward Prepares For Erika’s Possible Impact

As South Florida keeps an eye on Tropical Storm Erika’s progress, one agency is preparing to move a lot of rain water fast if it comes our way.


Courtroom Gavel

Court Upholds Permits For Sugar Growers

An appeals court upheld decisions meant to allow sugar-cane growers to get permits, rejecting arguments the permits would not properly protect the Everglades.


(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

Environmentalists Optimistic Over Everglades Reservoir Money

Environmentalists will be pushing to get money from Florida lawmakers for a reservoir in the Everglades this upcoming special legislative session and they’re optimistic about getting it.


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

The remains of a car were laid out on a tow truck after being pulled from a Sunrise canal on January 22,  2015. (Source: CBS4)

Remains Found In Car Connected To 1978 Missing Teens Case

Broward Sheriffs Office divers scoured a Sunrise canal again on Friday, finding bones that could be a clue to a four decades old missing teens case. The uncle of one of the missing teens also spoke out also.