||Parts of Florida, including much of Central, South and Southwest Florida, are
currently experiencing drought conditions. A drought is a period
of unusually dry weather that persists long enough to cause
serious problems such as crop damage and/or water supply
shortages. The severity of the drought depends upon the degree
of moisture deficiency, the duration and the size of the
Bordered by two oceans, Florida has the longest coastline in
the continental United States, the second largest lake in the
nation – Lake Okeechobee and 50,000 miles of rivers, streams and
waterways. Our waters define our state.
Yet, with all of the water that surrounds us, Florida is
still susceptible to drought. Records show 2006-2007 were the
driest back-to-back calendar years Florida has experienced,
based on data dating back to 1932.
By 2025, Florida is expected to need an additional two
billion gallons of water each day! Now is the time to ensure we
protect and conserve our water supply
For specific drought information in your community, visit your Water Management District’s website. Click on the
district for more details.