SFWMD: Heavy Rainfall from Ian May Cause the Kissimmee River to Expand into the Floodplain and Deepen
South Florida - Sunday September 25, 2022: The South Florida Water Management District has issued another notice to navigation interests advising of the possibility of significant rainfall in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes associated with Tropical Storm Ian.
The rainfall is expected to cause the Kissimmee River to expand into the floodplain and deepen.
Residents should expect to see the Kissimmee River rise in anticipation of the storm and post-storm. Residents living on or near the Kissimmee River should secure their boats and loose items in anticipation of rising water levels.
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About the SFWMD:
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 stakeholders.