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No Drought Relief

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The ground in Florida is parched and a burn ban has been in effect in Citrus County since May 11. The chance of rain for the next few days is slightly high and might help alleviate the drought conditions until the state enters the rainy season. Assistant Director for recreational sports at the University of Florida Bill James says that Lake Wauburg has been low because of the lack of rain.

“It’s been this low before, maybe a bit lower and there’s really not much you can do about it,” he said.

James adds that he has a feeling once everything turns to normal Gainesville will start getting its afternoon rainstorms but it might take up to two months. Lack of rainfall and natural evaporation creates a larger beach area around the lakes as the water recedes. Lake Wauburg is still open and recreational activities have not been affected.

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