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South Florida Water Management District

Acronym SFWMD
Type Government
3301 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach
FL 33416
United States
Tel 561-686-8800
Fax 561-687-6442
Website http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/sfwmdmain/home%20page
Activities The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents.
It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.
A key initiative is the restoration of America's Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation's history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's coastal estuarie

Created: Last Updated: 2010-05-26

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