Lake Okeechobee Water Level
Lake Okeechobee's water levels were to drop to their lowest on record as South Florida's worst known drought continues, threatening a key water supply for nearly 5 million people and the Everglades.
Only an above-average rainy season would help replenish the lake. While the summer-through-fall downpours have started in parts of South Florida, weather forecasters say significant drought relief is not likely until September at the earliest.
Lake Okeechobee's water levels have held at 9 feet, less than a half-inch above the previous record - 8.97 feet, set May 24, 2001, after another long drought. The average water level for this time of year should be around 13 feet.
May 30, 2007 6:54 AM | Category: Drought