Lake Okeechobee News

7/18/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. “Social…

7/16/2021
BoatUS News
A Dive Into the 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Statistics Reveal How the Pandemic Affected Boating in Ways Just Beginning to be Understood ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 16, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics, and reports of accidents, fatalities and injuries were…

7/1/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 29, 2021 – It’s been a tumultuous year for Americans, and getting away from it all on a recreational boat has given many the respite they’ve needed. With lives upended, some recreational boat owners have chosen to reflect on the times when selecting a name for their boat. &ldquo…

6/30/2021
BoatUS News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – A bill that aims to both address the continuing vessel anchoring challenges facing some Florida counties while balancing the needs of responsible vessel operators became law yesterday with the signing of FL S.B. 1946 by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)…

6/24/2021
RBFF News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Recreational fishing and boating continues to reach new and diverse audiences according to a new industry study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The 2021 Special Report on Fishing found that: 19.7 million females went fishing in 2020, a 10%…

6/15/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Boat owners wishing to do good or take advantage of potential tax benefits may consider donating their boats to charity. Often this decision is made at the end of year just before the start of the new tax season. Waiting until the end of the year, however, could shortchange a boater’s potential…

6/7/2021
BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
CLEWISTON, Fla., April 21, 2021 – In January, TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona, Georgia, was awarded “Tower of the Year” at the annual gathering of the nationwide TowBoatUS on-water towing and assistance fleet. Today, the company’s owner, Capt. Chris Day, is growing his 24-hour service that helps boaters…

6/3/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

5/14/2021
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

3/26/2021
Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

3/24/2021
BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

3/15/2021
BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

2/10/2021
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

11/5/2020 2:05:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Trabulsy, the first Republican elected to the House District 84 seat, said her job is "all about serving people, not serving a party." ...

11/5/2020 3:43:00 AM
News-Press
Any delays of this project will only continue the status quo: wasting fresh water and allowing it to harm our coastal estuaries.

11/4/2020 8:20:00 AM
Key West Citizen
A federal judge ruled last week that water discharges from Lake Okeechobee managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are to be evaluated to make sure ...

11/3/2020 11:00:00 PM
Israel21c
BlueGreen Water Technologies’ Lake Guard Oxy pellets will stop harmful algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee from reaching the state’s waterways.

11/2/2020 3:10:00 AM
News-Press
For the fourth time in the last five years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to flush billions of gallons of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie ...

10/30/2020 8:10:20 PM
WPEC West Palm Beach on MSN.com
Three men were rescued this week after spending a sleepless night in the marsh on Lake Okeechobee, the FWC said. The men went out on the lake in the afternoon, then flipped the airboat they were in, ...

10/30/2020 3:27:00 PM
NBC2
Every year, when the lake levels get too high, the US Army Corp of Engineers releases water to the east and west coasts.

10/30/2020 3:25:39 PM
NBC2
SANIBEL, Fla. – Dark water is surrounding the Sanibel Causeway as a result of water releases from Lake Okeechobee. The US Army Corp of Engineers plans to continue water releases from Lake ...

10/30/2020 3:21:00 PM
WPTV
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Water discharges from Lake Okeechobee will continue for at least another week. Col. Andrew Kelly, with the Army Corps of Engineers, says the lake is currently at 16.33 feet.

10/30/2020 2:38:00 PM
YAHOO!
The Army Corps of Engineers said Friday that discharges from Lake Okeechobee will continue for at least another week.

10/30/2020 1:56:00 PM
WINK NEWS
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says there are no signs of blue-green algae in Lake Okeechobee Friday. Many in Southwest Florida feared recent releases to the Caloosahatchee River could bring ...

10/30/2020 11:11:22 AM
The St. Lucie News-Tribune on MSN.com
Despite Lake Okeechobee dropping slightly and the end of the rainy season likely in sight, discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers will continue, the Army Corps of Engineers announced ...

10/29/2020 5:00:00 PM
NBC2
Fishing's been pretty good, and it's about to get better as cooler weather breaks what's been a veritable heat wave.

10/29/2020 12:26:00 PM
Palm Beach Post
Wildlife must be taken into account when the Corps of Engineers releases water from lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers, judge orders ...

10/29/2020 12:16:00 PM
News-Press
In a court order hailed as a landmark victory, a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider the environment when it releases water from Lake Okeechobee to the ...

10/28/2020 1:03:00 PM
Miami Herald
Even as we all struggle with a pandemic and tough economic times, particularly for tourism, agriculture continues to provide food, jobs and economic activity for our state and South Florida. After all ...

10/28/2020 12:55:55 PM
The St. Lucie News-Tribune on MSN.com
An Israeli firm hired to prevent algae in Lake Okeechobee water from reaching the St. Lucie River hasn't had to use its algicide yet, but some environmental scientists are concerned about the ...

10/28/2020 7:10:00 AM
Health News Florida
A judge has given the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a year to assess the damage caused to sea turtles, manatees and other protected species by dirty water released from Lake Okeechobee.

10/27/2020 2:46:00 PM
WLRN
A boat churns through blue green algae in the Caloosahatchee River near LaBelle. A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the harm to wildlife caused by water ...

10/26/2020 5:00:00 PM
United States Army
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for the Central Everglades Planning Project South, a project designed to ...

10/26/2020 8:09:00 AM
Jewish Press
The algae spread in the waters of Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida and from there to the canals and rivers around it. The algae causes enormous damage to agriculture, fisheries, tourism ...

10/24/2020 8:25:00 PM
Treasure Coast Newspapers
Discharges that began Oct. 14 have dumped 1.3 billion gallons of Lake Okeechobee water in the St. Lucie River estuary.

10/23/2020 3:52:00 PM
YAHOO!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that high volume releases from Lake Okeechobee will continue into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, for now.

10/23/2020 3:49:00 PM
MSN
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that high volume releases from Lake Okeechobee will continue into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, for now. WPTV West Palm Beach ...

10/23/2020 3:29:00 PM
Center for Biological Diversity
Conservation groups filed a proposal in federal court today to ensure that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ discharges from Lake Okeechobee don’t harm protected wildlife. The U.S. District Court for ...

10/23/2020 3:19:00 PM
NBC2
The Army Corps of Engineers will continue releasing the same amount of water from Lake Okeechobee. Engineers said they need to keep letting water out at 4,000 cubic feet per second. Right now, there ...







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