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Water shortage warning for South Florida
4/20/2017 7:20:10 PM



CATEGORIES:
Fire
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Broward County, FL
Charlotte County, FL
Collier County, FL
Glades County, FL
Hendry County, FL
Highlands County, FL
Lee County, FL
Martin County, FL
Miami-Dade County, FL
Monroe County, FL
Okeechobee County, FL
Orange County, FL
Osceola County, FL
Palm Beach County, FL
Polk County, FL
Saint Lucie County, FL

Start Date: 4/16/2017 -  
A water shortage warning was issued by the South Florida Water Management District as the precipitation deficit continued to climb. Since Nov. 1, the district’s 16 counties were 6.75 inches below normal, and the level of Lake Okeechobee has dipped to 12.04 feet. The district also prohibited fires on its lands and was preparing to close navigation locks on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee. Palm Beach Post (Fla.), April 16, 2017
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