Water-Related News

SWFWMD to Limit Farmers' Water Use

Think back a few months to our colder-than-usual winter. Farmers were watering the crops almost non-stop to protect their investment.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District says farmers used too much water to save their crops. The result from the extra-cold winter was 750 dry wells, about 140 sink holes, and millions of dollars worth of damage in the Dover and Plant City area....

SWFWMD is proposing several measures: the [20%] reduction in existing frost freeze quantities... as well as a cap on new frost freeze quantities. This is the first proposal of its kind by a water management district in the country.