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Army Corps: Lake Okeechobee discharges will keep coming to St. Lucie River 2 more weeks

Treasure Coast Newspapers

Date: 3/21/2019 12:26:00 PM

Army Corps: Lake Okeechobee discharges will keep coming to St. Lucie River 2 more weeks The Army Corps of Engineers says the discharges are helping lower Lake Okeechobee without causing environmental

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5 people killed after plane crashes into Lake Okeechobee near Pahokee airport

WPTV-TV

Date: 3/20/2019 10:58:00 AM

Five people were killed after a twin-engine Piper aircraft went down in Lake Okeechobee while approaching the Pahokee airport Friday afternoon, according to the FAA. The twin-engine Piper departed

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Pilot experienced engine trouble before crashing into Lake Okeechobee: NTSB

CBS 12 News

Date: 3/19/2019 12:52:00 PM

PAHOKEE, Fla. (CBS12) — A pilot experienced engine issues before crashing into Lake Okeechobee, killing all five on board, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday from the National

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Lake Okeechobee discharges continue for now with one adjustment

WPBF

Date: 3/14/2019 2:26:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announced Thursday officials will continue to reduce water levels in Lake Okeechobee this dry season with one minor adjustment in the flow to the

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Friend: pilot killed in Lake Okeechobee plane crash "would do anything for anybody."

The Palm Beach Post

Date: 3/14/2019 1:55:00 PM

There was a time when Ed Wethington weighed 515 pounds. Now he weighs 255. He credits his family. And Eduardo Mulet. "There was no way I could get in a single-engine plane," Wethington said Wednesday

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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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