South Florida Water Management District
The water level in Lake Okeechobee has fallen below 10 feet above sea level for the first time since 2007.
It’s going to be more than just a little rain to bring South Florida’s water-levels back to where they should be.
South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Carol Wehle will step down from the post she’s had for six years as the district and others face scrutiny over spending decisions and may see their budgets cut by at least 25 percent.
South Florida water managers say drought conditions are worsening from Orlando to the Keys. The South Florida Water Management District says water levels in Lake Okeechobee have dipped below 12 feet above sea level for the first time this year. The lake is South Florida’s primary backup water supply.
Despite record breaking winter cold snaps and drought, the Burmese python population appears to be prospering in the Everglades.
Despite record breaking winter cold snaps and drought, pythons appear to prospering in the Everglades.
If you want to water your lawn, you need to check the calendar in parts of South Florida. New water restrictions went into effect Saturday in Broward and Palm Beach counties, at least on paper, but it’s not certain who will be enforcing them.
South Florida may be on the verge of tighter water restrictions as a record-breaking dry spell endures.
The driest spell in nearly 80 years comes to a close for 16 counties in The Sunshine State.
Governor Rick Scott closed the door on the idea of shutting down some of Florida’s state parks, but was also put on the defensive for his plans to reduce funding to water management districts.