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DeSantis vows to focus on environment

Gainesville

Date: 12/16/2018 9:49:00 PM

DeSantis’ focus, Mast, said, is, “What can he do right now?” In a state reeling from a summer when red tide fouled the Gulf Coast and toxic, blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee polluted Atlantic coa

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Clean water advocates march as DeSantis takes 'Thank You' tour

ABC7

Date: 12/16/2018 9:16:00 AM

Marchers want to hold Desantis accountable for promises he made to help Southwest Florida during the election, including working to stop Lake Okeechobee releases. FORT MYERS, Fla. - Protesters in Sout

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Allies say DeSantis serious about environmental issues

The St. Augustine Record

Date: 12/15/2018 7:52:00 PM

DeSantis’ focus, Mast, said, is, “What can he do right now?” In a state reeling from a summer when red tide fouled the Gulf Coast and toxic, blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee polluted Atlantic coa

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Scientists say this dry season is crucial for the recovery of Lake Okeechobee

WPTV-TV

Date: 12/14/2018 2:21:00 PM

PAHOKEE, Fla. — The Liquid Heart of the Everglades, as they call it, has long suffered from high water levels and pollution flowing in from the Kissimmee River. SPECIAL COVERAGE: Protecting Paradise "

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SFWMD Board Approves Exploratory Deep Well for Emergency Estuary Protection

Sunshine State News

Date: 12/13/2018 12:10:00 PM

This will help determine the capacity to hold more Emergency Estuary Protection Wells, helping reduce the need for potentially harmful releases from Lake Okeechobee to the coastal estuaries that

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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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