The mission of the South Florida Water Management District centers on saving and/or restoring Central and South Florida's irreplaceable water resources and unique environments.Its Web site is full of information, photographs, maps and charts.
It offers 50 Ways to Be Water Smart, outlines the specifics of water restriction rules, shows the levels of wells and aquifers, provides rainfall histories and long-term rain forecasts, and even offers scenic screensavers you can download to your computer.
It also offers a new online tool for learning about ways to save water and help protect our region’s most valuable resource at
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers a Water Resource Management page with information about water consumption, quality, monitoring and safety.
The Web site of the Office of Water of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information about ground water and drinking water; wastewater management; wetlands, oceans & watersheds; and the Clean Water Action Plan.
Visit the EPA's home page, click on Kids, and you'll find games and information about a variety of environmental topics including water resources, on the Explorers' Club page.
The Universities Council on Water Resources offers an online brochure that defines hydrology, describes careers in the field, and discusses surface and ground water, flood control, navigation and other water-related topics.
The U.S. Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior provides water data, fact sheets and information about current events, studies and technical resources.
U.S. Water News is a national magazine, with an online version, that reports on all aspects of water policy and usage in the United States.