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Trump, GOP Gamble on Algae in Florida Senate Fight

National Journal

Date: 10/14/2018 6:07:00 PM

FLGovScott has been relentless in securing the funding to fix the algae problem from Lake Okeechobee,” Trump tweeted. “Bill Nelson has been no help!” Nelson, a Democrat seeking his fourth term in the

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How Red and Green Slime (Really) Could Swing Florida’s Senate Race


Date: 10/14/2018 4:20:00 AM

The crime, he likes to say, is the slime. Moran has chronicled the blooms of toxic algae that have shrouded the peninsula in recent months — the neon guacamole glop that ravaged Lake Okeechobee and th

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Oklahoma couple's retirement journey takes them to waterways


Date: 10/13/2018 11:34:00 PM

The Great American Loop is a series of waterways linking the Eastern United States together, including the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Okeechobee in Florida, the Atlanti

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CCP files to join petition as intervernor


Date: 10/12/2018 5:56:00 PM

The Captiva Community Panel discusses the possibility of joining a joint petition challenging a decision by the water management district on the Lake Okeechobee releases at its Oct. 9 meeting. On Oct

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For the Florida Legislature, familiar faces, and new ones, too

Miami Herald

Date: 10/11/2018 8:43:00 PM

Two years ago, he helped pass the KidCare expansion and promises to push to get the reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee jump started to help replenish the Everglades. Challenger David Perez, a Coral Ga

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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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