Several brush fires this week are a reminder that we're in the middle of dry season.
The South Florida Water Management District has issued an advisory encouraging residents to start being careful not to use more water than necessary. They say Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties have all received just about a third of the typical rainfall for this time of the year.
While levels in Lake Okeechobee and most wetlands and water storage areas are still pretty good, water managers say ground water levels are falling. You may already notice signs of stress in your lawn.
Everyone in South Florida is under year-round lawn watering restrictions, with at least a 3-day a week limit.