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Tropical Storm Emily could bring the extended soaking water managers say is needed to lift South Florida out of a lingering drought. July’s rains provided a welcome boost to South Florida water supplies suffering from the driest October-to-June...
South Florida golf courses could get a break from emergency watering restrictions, despite warnings that the water supply strain continues. The South Florida Water Management District since March has required golf courses in Broward and Palm Beach...
Tags: Business, Weather, Weather Warnings, Lake Okeechobee, Golf
Buried alive through decades of South Florida’s encroaching development, gopher tortoises finally found a way to strike back. Burrowing gopher tortoises are leaving holes in the levees that protect South Florida from flooding. Whether the holes...
Tags: Everglades, Kissimmee, Water Supply
Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season. Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...
South Florida likely will see a drier winter than normal thanks to La Niņa, the atmospheric force best known for nurturing tropical systems. It might be warmer, too, at least starting in February. On the other hand, there is a high chance of a freeze...
Tags: Droughts, Natural Disasters, Disasters, Pacific Ocean
South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon. Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
Sun SentinelWith dark skies blanketing much of the region, some areas could see more rain into the evening on Monday, the National Weather Service said. That could put a damper on Halloween trick or treating. A flood warning has been extended until 11:45 a.m. on...
An adult deer was found intact inside a huge Burmese python Thursday, after the snake was captured and killed in the Everglades. Contractors for the South Florida Water Management District encountered the python on a tree island in western Miami-Dade...
What a difference a year makes when it comes to South Florida’s weather and water supply. One year after South Florida’s driest October ever, October 2011 turned out to be one of the wettest in almost 80 years. A year ago, October kicked off...
Dumping billions of gallons of water out to sea in the midst of a lingering drought is South Florida's water-supply irony. Drought concerns quickly can become flooding scares in the course of a summer afternoon downpour because there's not enough water...
New irrigation restrictions kicked in Monday for sugar cane growers and other agriculture due to drought-strained Lake Okeechobee dropping too low to keep water flowing to South Florida. Lake Okeechobee is South Florida’s primary backup water...
Talk about rubbing it in. Gov. Rick Scott drew the ire of environmental groups Wednesday when he came to the South Florida Water Management District to celebrate slashing the budget of the agency that leads Everglades restoration. Wednesday morning at...
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