|South Florida's water supply has reached a critical level amid the driest November-through-May dry season on record, as vast swaths of the Everglades are now dry to the touch and Lake Okeechobee, South Florida's backup water source, has fallen below shortage level. |
However the South Florida Water Management District is not yet considering extending any farther north the recently tightened water restrictions in South Miami-Dade and the Keys.
And there's also hope: Rains in recent days and a wet weekend forecast for South Florida may signal an earlier-than-expected arrival of the rainy season.
Source Palm Beach Post 5/15/2009