South Florida Water Management District
The District operates and maintains 1,800 miles of canals and levees, 25 major pumping stations and about 200 larger and 2,000 smaller water control structures. The District spans 16 counties with a total population of about six million residents. This geographic region covers 17,930 square miles and includes vast areas of agricultural lands, water conservation areas, and areas of enormous urban growth and development. The agency provides flood control protection and water supply protection to residents living and working in cities or on farms within this region; and is working to restore and manage ecosystems from the Kissimmee River to the Everglades and Florida Bay.
Field of Focus
Flood Control Protection