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South Florida Water Management District

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South Florida Water Management District

Acronym:  SFWMD

Description:  To assess water quality within 16 South Florida counties, the South Florida Water Management District monitors surface water in a variety of locations, including canals, pumping stations, agricultural discharges, and many other types of aquatic environments. The District also monitors sediments and fish for a variety of pollutants, including nutrients, trace metals and pesticides, which can be conveyed by water. While the District conducts most sample collection and analyses, other government agencies assist in water quality sampling in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park and Biscayne Bay. Some state, federal, and private laboratories also assist with water quality analyses.

Web Site:  https://www.sfwmd.gov/

Contact Web Url:  https://www.sfwmd.gov/contact

Mission Statement:  The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency responsible for water quality, flood control, water supply and environmental restoration in 16 counties, from Orlando to the Florida Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. The District manages and protects water resources on behalf of 7.5 million South Floridians, and is the lead agency in restoring America's Everglades the largest environmental project in the nation's history.

Information Web Url:  https://www.sfwmd.gov/our-work

News Web Url:  https://www.sfwmd.gov/news-events

Monitoring Programs:  South Florida Water Management District Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring Stations:  no stations are currently registered in the database

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