Over the last decade many of the years have been some of the driest Florida has experienced. Water tables have dropped and the levels of our largest lakes including Lake Okeechobee at some point dropped so low as to be unnavigable.
If the Past few years are a developing trend as a consequence of increases in population combined with high water use and a changing global climate we can expect this trend to continue to varying degrees in the foreseeable future.
As such Florida residences may no longer be able to take our water supply for granted and municipalities may have to make local policy changes to ensure we have enough water to use in the dry seasons. A few cities in Florida have already experienced temporary water restrictions due to the effects of very dry winters.
Updating our cities and own residences water use to modern, more efficient standards and equipment will help reduce the impact on daily life of any future water restrictions.