National Drought Mitigation Center

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Lee County, Florida, brown grass, birds coming to bird bath
3/5/2017 1:20:06 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Lee County, FL

Start Date: 2/3/2017 - End Date: 2/3/2017
The Fall and early Winter saw significantly below normal rainfall, but thankfully January rain totals were almost double the normal amount. I recorded 2.05 inches at this station and I think that it saved us from much worse conditions regarding the drought. At this point, trees and established shrubs are showing no sign of distress, but the grass in areas that are not irrigated is very brown. There is an unusually large number of birds and animals coming to the bird bath to drink because very little standing fresh water is available. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Saint James City 0.4 SSE on 2/3/2017