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Lake Okeechobee boaters warned about low water levels


Date: 5/26/2017 5:07:00 PM

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising boaters on Lake Okeechobee that the low water level is now creating hazardous navigation conditions. The Corps has issued a Notice to Navigation on Thursday, advising commercial and

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Army Corps warns Lake O boaters about low water levels


Date: 5/26/2017 4:34:00 PM

ALVA, Fla. The Army Corps of Engineers is urging boaters to take caution on Lake Okeechobee due to extremely low water levels. The Corps issued a navigation notice Thursday, advising commercial and recreational vessels to be careful when traveling the

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Two Day Bass Adventure

Date: 5/26/2017 4:28:00 PM

This time of year promotes great largemouth and peacock bass fishing. Lake Okeechobee and Lake Ida are two very popular locations for a Two Day Bass Adventure. I had the pleasure to take out Jason and Jill on Lake Okeechobee and Lake Ida. They were excited

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A reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee “was never the primary strategy for reducing discharges.” And. . .

Date: 5/26/2017 8:22:00 AM

“To say that the reservoir will save the Everglades and prevent coastal discharges is wishful thinking that can’t be backed by science.” —Quotes by Melissa Meeker, CEO, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and former executive director, governing

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Toxic Algae May Be Linked to Fatal Liver Disease in Some Areas, Study Says

The Weather Channel

Date: 5/26/2017 7:57:00 AM

(MORE: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee) For those who live close to these blooms, there are a number of ways the toxins can enter the body. Dr. Edie Widder with the Ocean Research and Conversation Association told touching the algae is

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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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