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DeFoe takes commanding lead in Bassmaster Elite on Lake Okeechobee

Outdoors FIRST

Date: 2/23/2017 10:15:00 PM

DeFoe's impressive catch put him more than 4 pounds ahead of Stephen Browning of Hot Springs, Ark., who is currently in second place after weighing 26-13. Anchoring his limit with two giant bass that weighed 8-6 each, the 31-year-old DeFoe knew he had

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Glades farmers: Don't send the water south

WPTV

Date: 2/23/2017 8:14:00 PM

BELLE GLADE, Fla. - Where should we send Lake Okeechobee water? That's a decision a Senate bill up for vote this March wants to make, by sending the water south. The idea has been discussed and debated over the years, with last summer's blue algae crisis

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House cool to Negron water plan

News 4 Jax

Date: 2/23/2017 6:50:00 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It appears doubtful the House will take up, as written, a $2.4 billion proposal by Senate President Joe Negron to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee to ease the impacts of polluted water releases into estuaries on the east and west coasts

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Florida water managers call for ending federal court oversight of Everglades clean-up

The Miami Herald

Date: 2/23/2017 6:31:00 PM

They worry the state, which has changed deadlines, failed to clean up pollution in Lake Okeechobee and reneged on a promise to replace a reservoir needed to provide water to South Florida, will instead declare victory before goals are met. They also fear

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James Madison Institute says Lake O land buy could cost economy $695 million

SaintpetersBlog

Date: 2/23/2017 2:12:00 PM

Senate President Joe Negron’s plan to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee could cost the Florida economy 4,148 jobs and $695 million a year, according to a new report from conservative think tank James Madison Institute. The report, titled “$ticker

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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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