By Dan Shapley
The water level in Florida's Lake Okeechobee is at a historic low level, after weeks of record drought
across the Southeast. The lake bed has caught fire, as normally submerged grasses dried out. It's only one facet of a long drought with many impacts
not the least of them. But it is a measure of the historic nature of the drought plaguing the region, according to a story in the May 31 Chicago Tribune.