MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Water conservation remains critical as parts of South Florida remain in extreme drought conditions.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, eastern Miami-Dade and Broward counties remain in extreme drought conditions. In fact, much of the east coast is experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions.
Despite the recent rainfall during the past three days, the overall wet season rainfall still remains significantly below average across much of the South Florida Water Management District.
Water conservation remains critical to help protect the regional water supply as levels continue to decline in some areas, the district said.
South Florida is currently the districts landscape irrigation rule, which limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week. Click here to determine watering days and times in your area. Permitted water users, such as nurseries, agriculture, golf courses and utilities can find water use conditions in their permits online at, www.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting.
For tips and information about water conservation, click here.
Lake Okeechobee, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently at 11.98-feet. Corps water managers prefer to maintain water levels between 12.5 feet and 15.5 feet.