The recent rainfall has sent Lake Okeechobee up by three feet and nearly two feet of rain fell in some parts of the Everglades last month, erasing a bone-dry summer.
There is good news and not-so-good-news concerning Lake Okeechobee.
South Florida farmers whose crops were withered by drought and fried by the heat may soon get some help, after Broward and Palm Beach counties were included in a disaster declaration by the US Department of Agriculture covering 27 Florida counties.
South Floridians may not like all the recent rain but it’s helping the state’s drought. Water managers say while South Florida does remain in drought conditions, the rainy summer has boosted water levels in Lake Okeechobee.
Days of rain across South Florida have helped improve dry conditions in the Everglades.
After months of drought in South Florida, rainy season has arrived and with it, a greater danger for severe weather and waterspouts. At least 2 were spotted over Biscayne Bay Friday morning.
Fourth of July celebrations just won’t be the same in Florida without fireworks as some parts of the state ban fireworks due to our severe drought and rampant wildfires.
Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires.
From airboats to alligators, the drought in the Everglades is posing problems for everyone.
As fire crews battle a raging brush fire in western Miami-Dade which is being fueled by tinder dry conditions, the hope for a deluge of rain this weekend is fading.