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(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Drought-Parched S. Florida Farmers To Get Help From Feds

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.

08/01/2011

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Despite Rain, Drought Continues In South Florida

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.

CBS4–07/15/2011

Alligators and wading birds are forced to share space in the dry Everglades.  (Source: South Florida Water Management District)

Everglades Benefits From Much Needed Rain Relief

Days of rain across South Florida have helped improve dry conditions in the Everglades.

07/07/2011

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Waterspouts Dot Biscayne Bay

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.

CBS4–06/24/2011

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wildfire Risk Leads To Florida Fireworks Bans

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.

CBS4–06/22/2011

Brush fire burning off SW 8th Street in SW Miami-Dade. (CBS4)

2011 Moving Up In Rankings For Bad Wildfires

Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires.

CBS4–06/18/2011

Roseate Spoonbills walk by the water in the Florida Everglades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Drought Causing Bone-Dry Conditions In The Everglades

From airboats to alligators, the drought in the Everglades is posing problems for everyone.

CBS4–06/13/2011

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Chance For Weekend Thunderstorms Diminishes

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.

06/09/2011

Lake Okeechobee

Low Lake Okeechobee Levels Concern Water Managers

The water level in Lake Okeechobee has fallen below 10 feet above sea level for the first time since 2007.

CBS4–06/06/2011

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee At Lowest Level In 4 Years

The water level in Lake Okeechobee has fallen below 10 feet above sea level for the first time since 2007. South Florida is experiencing a drought. The rainy season began May 26 but it’s off to a slow start.

CBS4–06/04/2011

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