Rainy season ends, flooding does not | Local News

Rainy season ends, flooding does not | Local News
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Rainy season is officially over and Citrus County — along with Levy — has the dubious honor of receiving the most rain in the entire state. 

Citrus received an average of 49 inches from June 1 to Sept. 30. Areas north of Crystal River and Inverness recorded close to 55 inches. Other spots topped 60 inches.

The average for rainy season is 31 inches.

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“This is well above the average rainy season for Citrus County,” said Dr. Mark Fulkerson, chief professional engineer with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

The effects of all that rain is apparent throughout Citrus County. Areas that flooded in August and September remain flooded, Fulkerson said.

“While water levels have slightly receded in some areas, others are still rising, even though it hasn’t rained in two weeks,”…

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