The Sunshine State lived up to it’s name in October, at least on the southern tip of the peninsula. Last month was officially the driest on record, meaning that locals and seasonal visitors should be vigilant in their conservation practices, from the frequency in which lawns are watered to the length of time we stay in the shower.
Officials from the South Florida Water Management District on Monday called for water-conservation measures as they reported that the region received an average of just a half-inch of rain during the month, the least since records were first kept in 1932.
“The forecast for a drier-than-average dry season and the unpredictability of our weather means saving as much water as possible now is critical to South Florida,” said Tommy Strowd, the water management district’s deputy executive director of operations and maintenance, in a news release.
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