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Negron’s smart next step for the Everglades

The Miami Herald

Date: 1/18/2017 8:15:00 PM

There should be no doubt that the Florida Legislature should move forward with a sensible plan to create more water storage space south of Lake Okeechobee to achieve the goals of the multibillion-dollar Everglades cleanup effort. That is critical for

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Belle Glade Lake Okeechobee MONSTER Bass Fishing Mid January

bassonline.com

Date: 1/18/2017 6:19:00 PM

Hello this is Capt Mark Rose with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. Here is your Belle Glade Lake Okeechobee MONSTER Bass Fishing Mid January report. I took Johnny Furlough and his wife Val Christina, out of Belle glade, Florida. Fishing was a little

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HIAASEN: Big Sugar’s slime flows north to the Capitol

News Herald

Date: 1/18/2017 3:44:00 PM

The paid soldiers in Gov. Rick Scott’s war on the environment are aligning to block state efforts to purchase any farm lands south of Lake Okeechobee, which means Floridians can look forward to more summers of slime. Nightmare algae blooms, vile and job

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Protect the Everglades, not sugar farmers | Editorial

Sun Sentinel

Date: 1/18/2017 3:17:00 PM

We hope that he's right. That project is a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee that would produce two big benefits. It would reduce — and possibly eliminate — the need to dump polluted water into fragile coastal estuaries when the lake rises high enough

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Buy the land south of Lake Okeechobee — don’t buy the excuses

flylifemagazine.com

Date: 1/18/2017 12:09:00 PM

State lawmakers have every reason to pull the trigger on buying land south of Lake Okeechobee this year. These are the biggies: The powerful sugar industry opposes the deal, so it’s looking like an uphill battle. A group called Florida Sugarcane

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• River: Kissimmee River
• Length: 135 Miles
• Surface Area: 448,000 Acres
• Drainage Area: 4,600 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 9 Feet
• Length: 35 Miles
Lake Okeechobee, whose name is derived from the Seminole Indian words meaning "big water," is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. Covering 730 square miles, the lake is exceptionally shallow for it's size, with an average depth of only 9 feet. At full capacity, Lake Okeechobee holds 1 trillion gallons of water and is the headwaters of the Everglades.

Lake Okeechobee is the 7th largest freshwater lake in the United States. It is divided between Glades, Okeechobee, Martin, Palm Beach, and Hendry counties, with all five counties meeting at one point near the center of the lake.

Lake Okeechobee is the most visible Florida feature from space. Prior to flood control efforts and development in the watershed, water flow unimpeded from the north through Okeechobee and south through the Everglades.
~ NASA Visit the website of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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