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Water Management Districts Quick Links

The Department of Environmental Protection is involved in managing the quality and quantity of water through its relationship with the state's five water management districts: Northwest Florida Water Management District, Suwannee River Water Management District, St. Johns River Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District and Southwest Florida Water Management District.

The water management districts administer flood protection programs and perform technical investigations into water resources. The districts also develop water management plans for water shortages in times of drought and to acquire and manage lands for water management purposes under the Save Our Rivers program. Regulatory programs delegated to the districts include programs to manage the consumptive use of water, aquifer recharge, well construction and surface water management.

As part of their surface water management programs, the districts administer the Department's stormwater management program. This increases the districts' contacts with local governments by directing the districts to help with the development of the water elements in local government comprehensive plans.

Florida Water Management District Map
South Florida WMD Southwest Florida WMD St. Johns River WMD Suwannee River WMD Northwest Florida WMD
WMD JURISDICTION OFFICE
Northwest Florida WMD Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson (western half), Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, & Washington 81 Water Management Drive
Havana, FL  32333
850/539-5999
Suwannee River WMD Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson & Levy 9225 CR 49
Live Oak, FL 32060
386/362-1001
800/226-1066 (Florida only)
St. Johns River WMD Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, Seminole, St. Johns, Volusia, and portions of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Lake, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola & Putnam P.O. Box 1429
Palatka, FL   32178-1429
386/329-4500
800/451-7106
Southwest Florida WMD Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Sumter, and portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion & Polk 2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, FL  34604-6899
352/796-7211
800/423-1476 (Florida only)
South Florida WMD Broward, Collier, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola & Polk 3301 GunClub Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33406-3089
561/686-8800
800/432-2045 (Florida only)

 

 

WMD Policy Documents

  1. Governor’s Direction
  2. Correspondence Control
  3. Lobbying
  4. Land Acquisition
  5. CUP/ERP
  6. Permitting Data
  7. UMAM
  8. Budget
  9. DOT Mitigation Banking
  10. CUP Compliance Reports
  11. Augmentation
  12. RWSPs and CUP
  13. RAIs and CUP
  14. Consumptive Use
  15. MFL Strategies
  16. SWERP
  17. Land Acquisition – Revised Guidance 03/27/13
  18. Water Quality Monitoring
  19. Treatment of Offsite Flows
  20. Water Resource Caution Areas
  21. CUP within CFWI
 

Last updated: January 23, 2014

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