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Updated: 07/13/2017 08:30:02AM

Florida trying to stay afloat in wake of rains

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This image shows the large amount of rainfall to hit the southern part of Florida between June and July.

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Farmers and ranchers across southern Florida are having to deal with the aftermath of a month of hard rains.

by Paul Rusnak

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Following an epic dry season full of water shortage warnings, burn bans, and brush fires, Florida’s wet season kicked off on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum, dropping nearly double the amount of rain normally seen in June across the majority of South Florida as well as North-Central parts of the Sunshine State.

The significant rainfall caused high-water emergencies in the southern and central parts of the South Florida Water Management District, particularly the water conservation areas.

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