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Friday, September 14, 2007

Even with rain, drought deepens

Published 9/14/2007
Drought conditions extend through most of Florida, according to federal measurements, which rate the southwest portion of the state as "severe." Lake Okeechobee hit a record low of 8.82 feet in July and is not much deeper now.

Aquifers that feed wells in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties are four feet lower than they were at this time last year, a nearly unprecedented level.
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