Florida is divided into five water management districts that are based on hydrology. This map shows the division of the districts and the counties within each district. Map from St. Johns River Water Management District
All five the state's five water management districts have proposed further reducing their ad valorem tax revenues in the coming budget year despite legislation that lifted revenue caps imposed last year.
In 2011, the Legislature passed SB 2142 cutting water management district property tax revenues by $210 million. Environmentalists were especially critical of the cuts, with former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham calling on Gov. Rick Scott this year to restore funding for the districts.
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