National Drought Mitigation Center

National Drought Mitigation Center
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Water shortage warning for the St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida
5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Alachua County, FL
Baker County, FL
Bradford County, FL
Brevard County, FL
Clay County, FL
Duval County, FL
Flagler County, FL
Indian River County, FL
Lake County, FL
Marion County, FL
Nassau County, FL
Okeechobee County, FL
Orange County, FL
Osceola County, FL
Putnam County, FL
Saint Johns County, FL
Seminole County, FL
Volusia County, FL

Start Date: 5/16/2017 -  
Counties within the St. Johns River Water Management District were in a water shortage warning because precipitation has been below normal in much of the region. Previously, seven counties in the district were in a water shortage alert starting in March, but authorities expanded and upgraded the alert to involve all 18 counties partially or entirely within the district as drought became extreme. The goal of the warning was to curb water use and to make the public aware of the need for conservation. Jacksonville Times-Union & (Fla.), May 16, 2017