Below-average rainfall in May leads to parts of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s southern region (Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, and Okeechobee) being abnormally dry, as reported in the U.S. Drought Monitor. While some areas of the central region reported more than 7 inches of rain last month, Brevard County averaged only 1.5 inches.
A full report outlining May’s hydrologic conditions was presented at the District’s Governing Board meeting Tuesday. Highlights include:
To learn more about rainfall totals and other hydrologic data collected, visit sjrwmd.com.
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St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the State of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Jacksonville and Palm Bay.
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