State Water Board adopts emergency regulation to implement SGMA
From the State Water Board:
On May 16, 2017, The State Water Board adopted a resolution to adopt the Emergency Regulation for Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The adopted resolution covers fees and other requirements that will be imposed by the State Water Board in the basins when intervention has been triggered.
Weekly water and climate report: 66% of Florida in drought
From the USDA:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service produces this weekly report using data and products from the National Water and Climate Center and other agencies. The report focuses on seasonal snowpack, precipitation, temperature, and drought conditions in the U.S.
Drought conditions prevail across much of Florida. As reported today in the U.S. Drought Monitor, “Florida, with an expanded area of extreme drought (D3) across the central part of the peninsula, led the nation on May 14 in topsoil moisture rated very short to short (77%) and pastures rated very poor to poor (51%), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Through May 16, year-to-date rainfall in Orlando, Florida, totaled a record-low 3.34 inches (27% of normal).”
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