National Drought Mitigation Center

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Brown grass, trees and shrubs stressed in Lee County, Florida
4/11/2018 2:03:44 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Lee County, FL

Start Date: 4/10/2018 - End Date: 4/10/2018
The first quarter of this calendar year has been the second driest in the last seven years based on my data. We have had no significant rain since March 11. If we don't get a good soaking rain soon, we are going to fall into the severely dry category. Surprisingly, although there have been quite a few brush fires, it has not been as bad this year as last, so far anyway. The grass is totally brown in non-irrigated areas and some of the larger shrubs and trees are starting to show some stress. There are a lot of birds and other wildlife visiting my bird bath because there is little standing fresh water in the area. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Saint James City 0.4 SSE on 4/10/2018