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Despite rain, drought conditions remain

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) -- The weekend rain is helping but a dent in the drought in South Florida but not by much.

A South Florida Water Management District spokesperson said the rain that fell late Friday night has replenished the water supply some.

Gabe Margasak said the rain is a good thing, considering it is still the dry season and there is a big deficit in rain.

Before this weekend's rain, Palm Beach County was 10 inches below its average rainfall for this time of the year.

"Overall for our water supply, this is going to help recharge the ground," said Margasak. "But we still have the driest months of the dry season ahead, and that means that water conservation is still going to be incredibly important for residents."

Margasak gave these tips to help conserve water. First take shorter showers and second turn off the faucet as you shave or brush your teeth.

The dry season ends at the end of May.

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