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water droplet 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 affected area.

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

Water Management District Map

For specific drought information in your community, visit your Water Management District’s website. Click on the district for more details.

 

Last updated: May 01, 2009

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