MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The month of September was a wet one for South Florida.
According to the experts, most of the rainfall was over the Kissimmee basins that flow into Lake Okeechobee.READ MORE: Condo Collapse: Despite Broken Pelvis After 4-Story Fall, Mom Pulls Daughter Out Of Rubble
Officials reported September was the wettest month of the wet season so far and the wettest September in 10 years within the South Florida Water Management District’s region.
The Upper Kissimmee basin received 9.39 inches of rain which is 3.57 inches above average.
The Lower Kissimmee basin measured 9.65 inches of rain or 3.95 inches above average.
With all of the extra rainfall, District officials said flow has increased into Lake Okeechobee.
The most recent lake level was at 15.39 feet which is half a foot above the historic average for the time of year.
From Orlando to the Florida Keys, the rainfall total was 2.07 inches above the average.READ MORE: Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive Development
Eastern Miami-Dade was the only basin to experience below-average rainfall with 6.97 inches which is 1.63 inches below average.
South Florida’s wet season typically lasts about 21 weeks and ends around October 13.
June is usually the wettest month.
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