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Annual South Florida Environmental Report
Highlights Everglades Restoration Progress  

2024 SFER Report Details Restoration, Scientific and Engineering
Accomplishments Throughout the Everglades Watershed

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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today released
the 2024 South Florida Environmental Report (SFER) underscoring
the continued progress for Everglades restoration and water quality across
Central and Southern Florida.

The annual SFER report highlights record hydration and improvement of
water quality, significant momentum for sending more water south, ground-
breakings and ribbon cuttings of major Everglades restoration projects, and
many other important milestones for the resiliency of the region’s water re-
sources and ecosystems.

The 2024 SFER report also documents restoration, scientific and engineering
accomplishments over the past year in the Kissimmee Basin, Lake Okeechobee,
the Everglades and the coastal areas. It includes peer-reviewed scientific data and
an extensive online searchable database of projects. The report details Water Year
2023 (May 1, 2022–April 30, 2023) and SFWMD Fiscal Year 2023 (Oct. 1, 2022-
Sept. 30, 2023).

The report can be found by visiting

Learn more

Read the 2024 South Florida Environmental Report Highlights

Media Contact: 
Randy Smith |  [email protected]   |  Office: 561-682-6197  |  Cell: 561-389-3386

The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency
that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and
largest of the state’s five water management districts. Our mission is to safeguard and
restore South Florida’s water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from
flooding, and meet the region’s water needs while connecting with the public and stake-
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