The Southwest Florida Water Management District urges year-round water conservation. Water levels may rise and fall, but our water resources remain limited. The District encourages efficient, non-wasteful uses of water to sustain our high quality of life. For more information about ways to conserve water, contact the District at 1-800-423-1476 or visit the District’s website at WaterMatters.org
Water Resource Monthly Update
October 18, 2013
Aquifer Levels (in feet) *
|Regions **||October 16||Previous week||Same date
|Normal range ***|
|North||2.33||2.39||2.33||0 to +3|
|Central||4.76||4.71||4.75||0 to +5.5|
|South||4.33||3.97||3.32||0 to +8|
* Aquifers are underground layers of rock and sand that hold water. In southwest Florida, more than 80 percent of the water supply comes from aquifers.
** North (Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties)
Central (Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties)
South (Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota counties)
*** Aquifer levels normally fluctuate to varying degrees in different regions. The normal range shows how much each region normally fluctuates, with 0 as the bottom of the normal range.
**** Readings show how current levels compare to normal ranges for this time of year. Anything below a zero is below the normal range.
2013 Rainfall (in inches) *
Historic Rainfall (January – December in inches)
* The rainfall values for the current month and year are considered provisional and subject to revision. The other annual figures are final.
** Actual rainfall for the time frame referenced at the top of the column.
*** Historical average rainfall for the time frame referenced at the top of the column. The District’s historical rainfall records date back to 1914.