Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's official: Palm Beach County in a 'severe drought'

The map supplied by Kimberly Miller shows that areas of Broward and Miami-Dade are in 'extreme drought', one level worse than Palm Beach County. Here is an excerpt from the article:
     June, which is typically the rainiest month of the year, saw just 4.41 inches of rain – about half of the historic norm.
     South Florida historically receives about 20 percent of its rain for the year between Memorial Day and July 4 – the most consistent and important period for recharging the water supply after the dry season, said Geoff Shaughnessy, meteorologist with the South Florida Water Management District.
     “Historically, we get about a foot of our 52 inches in that period,” Shaughnessy said in an interview with The Post last month. “If you were to break down the hydrologic phases, it’s probably the most important one in the year.”