Water-Related News

Water Management District introduces new color-coded map to identify water shortage levels

Despite some recent rainfall, a continuing drought is keeping the 16 counties of the Southwest Florida Water Management District on a Water Shortage Alert. The District identifies four possible levels of water shortage, beginning with "moderate" and increasing in intensity through "severe," "extreme" and "critical." With river flows, aquifer levels, and lake levels remaining far below normal, the region's water shortage status ranges from "severe" to "extreme." The District's color-coded Water Shortage Alert Map, graphically identifies the status for each county in the District.

To view the map, visit the web site below