South Florida Water Management District
While the heavy rains in June were problematic for anyone hoping to do a lot of outdoor activities, it did bring much needed drought relief to Lake Okeechobee.
Wednesday could be another soggy day across South Florida. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Miami-Dade.
Hit and miss showers in the month of March did little to help our drought situation. And it may get worse before it gets better.
Since the 1970’s, 86 acres next to Florida International University have been home to the Dade County Youth Fair and Expo, a tradition hundreds of thousands of South Florida families flock to every March.
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 residents may have to call Noah for a ride if the rain doesn’t end soon. Plus, severe thunderstorms with high wind gusts and flooding rains are expected to hit right around rush hour.
South Florida remains under a flood watch, but has held up remarkably well during the deluge that started on Sunday.
While many South Floridians cursed the recent heavy storms for ruining their weekend, officials with the Water Management District couldn’t be more thrilled.
Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.