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Redirect funds from Visit Florida ads to grads: Where We Stand

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 12/2/2016 3:39:00 PM

That amount of savings alone would finance half the state's annual payments on a new reservoir to reduce pollution from Lake Okeechobee that Negron, a Stuart Republican, has proposed. Or they would cover about half the annual cost of expanding Bright

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Fidel Castro untold

Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Date: 12/2/2016 2:00:00 PM

If we do that, perhaps we can eliminate many of the sugar farms below Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades can be restored to its natural condition. Then it will be no longer necessary for Lake Okeechobee to dump that polluted water into the rivers and

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“Local Elected Officials Form Lake Okeechobee Regional Compact”

wesblackman.blogspot.com

Date: 12/2/2016 12:15:00 PM

To read the entire article use this link. Two excerpts about an effort supported by the Florida League of Cities’ Regional Compact Initiative: Municipal officials from across a 19-county region encompassing the Northern Everglades Estuaries and the Lake

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This 14-foot python was caught with 3 deer in its gut. That’s a bad sign.

Vox

Date: 12/2/2016 8:28:00 AM

They’re also incredibly well-suited to the warm climate of South Florida. And one big question is whether they might eventually travel north of Lake Okeechobee, which sits in the middle of the state, as the planet warms. So there’s a lot more to figure

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Belle Glade Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing

bassonline.com

Date: 12/2/2016 8:11:00 AM

Hey everybody this is Capt Brian with your Lake Okeechobee fishing report. We went out of the south end, out of Belle Glade, fishing with Neil and his daughter Ashley. We went out and set up in a couple different areas and then we finally got into a nice

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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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