No Drought Relief
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.
This entry was posted in Local
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
The Cotton Club in East Gainesville was once home to acts from B.B. King and Ray Charles. It is now being renovated to house a new museum and cultural center.
In the five-year work plan, the Florida Department of Transportation has highlighted the projects they plan to work on in the North Central Florida area.
Parents of students at First Presbyterian Preschool are concerned with drivers speeding by the school’s drop-off zone, which borders a student apartment complex.
A vote on sales tax will determine whether or not Ocala will begin construction for the proposed Tampa Yankees baseball stadium. The commission will meet again on Dec. 17 to discuss a proposed ordinance for voting methods.
Officials from the Alachua County and Northeast Florida Humane Societies discuss what people should consider before adopting a cat or dog for someone as a gift.