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Franics Rooney: Not Your Average Freshman Congressman

Sunshine State News

Date: 3/18/2018 9:23:00 PM

On Friday, March 23, Rooney will host a tour of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Watershed for former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Id., the chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Water Development Appropriations

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Takeaways from Tallahassee – Joe Negron’s portrait, explained

Florida Politics

Date: 3/17/2018 5:35:00 AM

The blob on the top right corner? That’s Lake Okeechobee. And it is meant to represent his commitment to reducing harmful discharges into communities east and west of the lake. That includes his home community. Last but not least, the two images standing

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Nobody ever said that saving the Everglades would be easy. Or quick.

Miami Herald

Date: 3/16/2018 11:01:00 AM

But let’s say a small reservoir that catches and re-routes Lake Okeechobee’s marathon toilet flushes is better than nothing. The project still must be approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an often sluggish partner, and also by Congress

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Florida Legislature 2018: What passed and what failed

The Tampa Tribune

Date: 3/14/2018 11:07:00 AM

Includes $100 million for Florida Forever, the state's environmental land buying program, $175 million for Everglades restoration, $50 million to expedite the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee, $30 million for various water

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What Will Be The Fate Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas' Grove Home?


Date: 3/13/2018 2:22:00 PM

The South Florida Water Management District announced Thursday that its board has approved handing off a design for a water storage reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to its federal partner. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will now begin reviewing the

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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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