2020 in South Florida: A (Watery) Year in Review
January & February
January and February brought hope, a fresh start, and good cheer
Oh! how naïve, as March brought pandemic and drought – driest in 89 years!
April showed stress on our southeast coast groundwater
May, what a change! Heavy rains saturated this quarter
(and suddenly, without pause, we all use the term ‘savings clause’)
June – SB 712 and the end of the Ag BMP Summit
In July we planned for Isaias, the hurricane that wasn’t
Low dissolved oxygen and a fish kill in Biscayne Bay
Hurricanes Alpha and Beta, the Greek alphabet was on the way
LOSOM must consider algae blooms
Thanksgiving fish kill in the IRL, excess rain, and please NO MORE ZOOM!
2020 almost in the past. Passage of WRDA, good news at last!
Images: UF IFAS, SFWMD, and NOAA